Christmas card design opportunity for children

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.
Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Leeds Building Society is offering children the opportunity to design its 2018 Christmas cards – with all proceeds from them going to the Samaritans.

Entry forms can be collected from the society’s Morpeth branch, with the competition closing on October 10.

Entries will be split into the five to 11 and 12 to 18 age categories and the two winning entries will be included in packs of cards available to buy at its branches from November 17.

The two winners’ schools will each receive £250 to be spent on well-being initiatives and projects.

Leeds Building Society is aiming to raise £250,000 for the Samaritans by March 2020, with the funds being used to improve further the technology available to volunteers across the charity’s 201 branches.

Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland said: “Christmas can be a tough time for many people, and so young people getting involved in this competition and using their creativity to help others is so inspiring.”