How you can raise money for children living with cancer this festive season by simply sending a Christmas card
THE winners of our great Xmas Cards For Kids contest have been chosen and now YOU can start buying them today to raise money for gifts for children living with cancer this year.
Judges including Blue Peter star Konnie Huq and TV host Gaby Roslin picked out the fantastic winning designs from Siobhan Khan, ten, Hannah Keeling, 14, and five-year-old Monty Stuart.
And now they have swiftly been turned into limited edition cards by printed.com.
To buy yours and make a child living with cancer smile this Christmas simply go to our campaign partner Young Lives vs Cancer's website at shop.younglivesvscancer.org.uk or visit any of the charity’s 13 shops across the country.
Packs contain 12 cards and envelopes – four of each of the winning designs – and cost just £4 per pack, with every penny going to buy toys for children with cancer this Christmas.
Konnie said: “I’ve got mine and have started writing them already!
“So get going and order some now so you can do the same and as many presents as possible can be bought for so many of those children who are living with cancer this Christmas.”
Cards will arrive in two to three days – plenty of time for you to write and send to your loved ones this Christmas.
The Young Lives vs Cancer charity shops are in Bridgwater, Clevedon, Wells, and Yeovil in Somerset; Downend, Fishponds, Staple Hill and Keynsham in Bristol; Exeter, Newton Abbot and Tiverton in Devon; Saltash in Cornwall; and Gloucester.
Young Lives vs Cancer ambassador Gaby said: “I am so proud to be a judge for this wonderful competition.
“I have seen first-hand the work the charity does.
“It is wonderful to think children have designed cards to help buy gifts for other kids who are living with cancer."
Our youngest winning designer — in the under-fives category — is Monty Stuart, from Lytham, Lancs, who told his proud mum Helen: “I want to make poorly children smile.”
Helen, a 39-year-old teacher, said: “Monty’s dad Tom and I have talked to our kids about how important it is to help others, especially at Christmas.”
The champion of the age six to ten category was Siobhan Khan, ten, from Edgware, North London.
Proud mum Miruna, 40, who volunteers for Oxfam, told us: “The card shows me and Siobhan skating on a frozen lake, with the houses in our street lit up.
“We’re so proud of her. She’s always thinking of others.”
Hannah Keeling, 14, from Stoke on Trent, was the winner in the 11 to 16 category.
Mum Katie, 43, explained: “Hannah’s card shows a star of hope and took her three hours to make.
"When we heard Hannah had won, she couldn’t wait to tell her friends.
“Christmas cards are such a lovely tradition, much more personal than a text message.
“I hope all your readers buy lots of the cards for such a great cause.”
Click here to buy.
Here’s how to donate
TO support the day-to-day running of Young Lives vs Cancer’s Homes From Home, go to younglivesvscancer.org.uk/cardsforkids.
Or text: GIVE 5 to 70025 to give £5; GIVE 10 to 70025 to give £10; GIVE 20 to 70025 to give £20
Or call: 0300 330 0803 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Or send a cheque payable to “Young Lives vs Cancer” with your name and address to: The Sun on Sunday Christmas Cards for Kids, Young Lives vs Cancer campaign, 126 Fairlie Road, Slough SL1 4PY. Please put a stamp on the envelope.
Terms and conditions: As a supporter of Young Lives vs Cancer, you will get updates and news of appeals by phone and post.
You can change how you hear from the charity by emailing [email protected] or by calling 0300 330 0803.
Texts cost a donation amount plus one standard network rate message.
Young Lives vs Cancer will receive 100 per cent of your donation.
To opt out of calls, text NOCALL CLIC to 78866. To opt out of SMS, text NOSMS CLIC to 78866.
Texts will be charged at your network’s standard message charge.
If you have any questions, call Young Lives vs Cancer on 0300 330 0803.
Registered charity number 1107328 and registered in Scotland SC039857.
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