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Tower Hamlets' Christmas card competition winners visit Town Hall

Mansifat and Alex with mayor Biggs

Mayor John Biggs, congratulates Mansifat and Alex, two of this year's winners.

Winners of the annual competition to design a Tower Hamlets Christmas card visited the town hall today, (December 9), to receive a personal thank you from the Mayor and to collect their prizes. 

Mayor John Biggs, Chief Executive, Will Tuckley, and James Thomas, Corporate Director of Children and Culture welcomed the winners and their parents to Mulberry Place and presented them with a £20 book voucher. 

For this year’s competition, the council invited children between the ages of 5 and 11 to submit a festive design. 

Arnhem Wharf Primary School’s Alex Surmaczynski’s drawing of Santa was picked as one of the winning designs. The seven-year-old's entry will be used for the Mayor’s Christmas card.  

Eight-year-old Liam Dempsey of Globe Primary School submitted a drawing of a Christmas tree decked in dozens of colourful baubles and a heart at its base, which was chosen as the winning entry for the Chief Executive’s card, and seven-year-old Mansifat Singh’s entry was selected as the winning design for the Corporate Director. The Arnhem Wharf Primary School pupil’s design included the Tower Hamets logo along with Santa on a sleigh pulled by a reindeer, a Christmas tree and cracker. 

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “We were so impressed by the fantastic drawings and the talent shown by all the children who sent their designs in from across the borough. Congratulations to the winners and my thanks to everyone who took part.”  

Posted on Thursday 9th December 2021