The Spinal Injuries Association is a charity close to Catsfield Christmas Tree farm owner Clive Collins’ heart as he lost the use of his legs after falling from a tree while working as a forester.
Clive, who is also donating 50p from each sale of Christmas wreaths, said: “The Spinal Injuries Association is a superb organisation and provides information and support to people with spinal injuries. I am really pleased to be helping the charity in this small way.”
The two lucky winning designers have each won £100 worth of books for their school courtesy of book company Red House , a tree for their school and £20 of vouchers for themselves.
Clive said: “We were amazed by the response to our first-ever Christmas card design competition. We received lots of entries and a great deal of time and effort was put into the designs. I am delighted that local artist Karen Holbrook agreed to help me judge the children’s work, because I wouldn’t have known where to begin!”
Karen, working artist and gallery owner of the Art Barn www.theartbarn.co.uk added: “I was impressed with the standard of entries and the diversity of their designs, considering they all had to incorporate a Christmas tree.”
The competition had two categories - one for those aged between 4 and 7 years and one for those aged between 8 and 11 years.
The winner of the category for 4 to 7 year olds was four year-old Max Whitelaw from Catsfield C of E School. Highly commended for this category were: Joe Carter; George Auer; Logan; Isabelle Richoos; Zach Shepherd; Finn Caine; Daisy Wardle and Lula Isaac all from Catsfield C of E primary school. Winner of the category for 8 to 11 year olds was 7 year-old Alexander Davis from Catsfield C of E School. Highly commended were: Jasmine Elganal; Amelia Butterworth;
Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm www.catsfieldchristmastreefarm.com is a long-established grower and retailer based in Catsfield, East Sussex. It has been a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association since 1994 and has been growing and supplying Christmas trees for over 20 years.
Catsfield Christmas Tree farm shop will be open from the last weekend in November. Trees are cut as late as possible to keep them fresh. The business also uses sustainable, environmentally friendly methods to farm its trees.
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