Christmas card designed by local girl

29 October 2010, 06:00

5-year-old Imogen Davies has won a national Design-a-Christmas card competition.

The budding young artist from Warfield, Bracknell, fought off fierce competition from over 1,700 entries to claim title and can now see her design, which features a golden angel, on sale in Tesco stores across the UK.

The winning card will raise money to support  CLIC Sargent who are aiming to raise £5 million to fund specialist children’s cancer nurses to help children with cancer spend more time at home and less time in hospital.

Imogen’s mum, Nicky Davies, said:

"My husband Chris and I are absolutely delighted with the news and really proud of her. Imogen is always drawing, she absolutely loves it.  We are really lucky because Bracknell and Northern parishes and the library have lots of free arts and crafts activities throughout the year which Imogen goes to, so she has the opportunity to be as artistic as she likes.  She is really happy that she has won and can’t wait to see her card on sale in Tesco.  She knows that it will help raise money for CLIC Sargent and we have been explaining how the charity helps families. We would love the sales of Imogen’s card to be really successful, to help fund the nurses, because as Imogen says ‘the children will be much happier at home because they would miss everybody if they were in hospital’."   

The cards are on sale in Tesco across the country and will be sold for £1.  Fifty pence from each sale donated directly to CLIC Sargent.