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Lincoln Mayor’s Christmas card competition winner gets a treat

Christmas came early for 8-year-old Sarah Robinson when she was named the winner of the Mayor of Lincoln’s Christmas card competition.

Sarah, a pupil at Westgate Academy, took the prize for her festive design featuring Santa and his reindeer flying over Lincoln Cathedral during a snowy winter’s day.

Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Patrick Vaughan, went with Sarah to Pelican Trust in Lincoln to see her card come to life.

Sarah Robinson, aged 8, joined the Mayor at the Pelican Trust's printing facility. Photo: Stuart Wilde
Sarah Robinson, aged 8, joined the Mayor at the Pelican Trust’s printing facility. Photo: Stuart Wilde

The Mayor launched the competition for schoolchildren to design a Christmas card using the theme ‘what does Christmas in Lincoln mean to you?’

As part of her prize, Sarah also joined ‘Allo ‘Allo actress Sue Hodge and the Mayor for the switching on of the Christmas Lights in Lincoln. Sarah’s card is now being sent out across Lincoln and further afield.

Sarah said: “I was excited to win the competition, and it was really interesting seeing my drawing being made into a card.

“The best part was when the cards went through the creasing machine, they went so fast we couldn’t keep up with folding them and we had to get Sophie, my big sister, and the Mayoress to help.”

Councillor Vaughan said: “I was delighted the schools in Lincoln were given the opportunity to design a Christmas card this year.

“We had such a great response including some great entries and I’d like to congratulate Sarah on her brilliant design.”