I appreciate that Tom Tugendhat is not the first Parliamentary candidate (or MP) to do this, but as this blog is a record of what we have done as well as a tool for sharing best practice, I thought it was worth recording and sharing.
Earlier this week 90 local primary schools and nurseries received the attached letter inviting their pupils to send in a drawing / painting for Tom's 2014 Christmas card competition. There will be three winners (based on age : under 5s, 5-7 years and 8-10 years). Each winner will receive a prize from Tom and the child's parent / guardian will also receive 100 cards to send to their own family and friends.
Our local printer has kindly agreed to print the cards free of charge in exchange for a small advert on the reverse. All in all, a super way to involve the community, harness the excitement and creativity of young people and spread goodwill - all at minimum cost.
I look forward to publishing the winners' drawings in due course!