We can’t quite believe its that time of year again already! Its Circle’s Christmas Card Design Competition 2020.

We have 18 fantastic entries from children and young people supported by Circle this year. The first 6, all with a Christmas Tree theme, are by Billy, Connor, Kasey, Kieran, Mason and Selina.

The next 6 fantastic entries have inspiring festive messages (though who would have thought ‘Stay Safe’ would be a Christmas Message…) and are by Shannon, Campbell, Mckenzie, Riley and Estelle.

The final 6 fantastic entries feature fabulous Santa’s, Snowmen and Reindeer and are by Leyton, Jamie, Paige, Brooke, Alesha and Aubree.

The winning card was judged and announced by David Tennant, Circle’s patron, and an expert in Christmas Card design.

Find out the winner from David Tennant

To ensure that each child is supported through experiences of poverty, parental substance use, parental imprisonment and domestic abuse gets the Christmas they deserve please put a light on Circle’s virtual Christmas Tree – https://visufund.com/circles-christmas-gift-tree

Drum Roll Please – and the winner is…

Alesha, aged 6

She was delighted to win and got dressed up especially for this winners photo. Her mum is so proud of her, it’s really lovely to see.  She went in and told the Headteacher at Alesha’s school and she is getting a mention in the special achievement book which is apparently a really big deal.

Her story…

Alesha and her mum have been receiving support from Circle for just over a year. The family were referred by their Health Visitor at a time when they were moving from temporary accommodation to a permanent tenancy in a different area of the city. This was for a fresh start following some really challenging times.   

Alesha’s mum feels that the help she has had from Circle has made a big difference to the family’s life. Mum has received support in various areas including around parenting, improving school attendance and spending more quality time with Alesha as well as practical support through the COVID pandemic.

Alesha and her mum have been heavily involved in the Zoom activity programme which the team at Circle have been running and it was during one of the family sessions that Alesha created her award-winning Christmas card!  Alesha is attending school regularly and engaging in other activities which mum is supporting. Mum is more organised and confident in her parenting role and both have developed a positive relationship with their Family Outreach Worker which has played a key role in the changes made for the family.  

Help children like Alesha to get presents, food and support this Christmas – https://visufund.com/circles-christmas-gift-tree

Thank you