Schoolgirl Storm's Christmas Card Boosts Fundraising Effort

We’re is rounding off a year of fundraising for Help for Heroes by launching a Christmas card designed by a local schoolgirl.

Our team here at trentbarton have already raised more than £4,500 for the charity that supports injured servicemen and women, and it hopes sales of the festive card will push this figure past the £5,000 mark. The striking design by 12-year-old Storm Reveley was chosen from thousands of ideas from schoolchildren aged 14 and under from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Alex Hornby, trentbarton Marketing and Communications Director, explained: “Earlier in the year we ran a Christmas card design competition with schools across the areas we serve, and we were delighted with the response and the quality of entries.

“Storm’s design really caught our eye, and we hope that it will provide a real festive boost for our efforts to raise money for a cause that’s close to the hearts of many of our customers and staff.”

On hearing she had won the competition, the Year 8 pupil at Kimberley School said: “My family thought it would be a good idea to enter the competition as I like drawing.

“I had a few ideas about what to draw but decided that a bus towing a sleigh was the best one. I never thought I would win but it’s great that I have, and the fact that any money the card makes will go to Help for Heroes makes it even more special.”

Available from trentbarton shops in Derby, Nottingham, Sutton and Langley Mill, single cards are priced at £1 with packs of eight available for £5.

As 2014 draws to a close, we are also planning a range of fundraising initiatives for our adopted charity for 2015, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.