A talented local school boy has had his festive themed drawing turned into a colourful Christmas card.
When Ewan Welsh entered a ‘Draw your Dream Tree House’ competition organised by estate agent Manning Stainton he had no idea that his artwork would end up being used by the company to wish its many customers a very Happy Christmas.
Ewan who was a pupil at Adel Primary School when he produced his winning entry and now attends Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley said: ‘It is really exciting to see my drawing on the front of the card and know that it is going to be seen by lots of people. It took me ages to do it but all my hard work was definitely worthwhile.’
In addition to having his work in print Ewan received a £50 Toys R Us voucher and his former school was presented with a cheque for £100.
Janet Morris, Branch Coordinator at the Adel branch of Manning Stainton, said: ‘The competition attracted hundreds of entries from right across the county but we had no hesitation in deciding that Ewan’s submission was perfect for our 2017 Christmas card.
‘It was lovely to be able to show him the finished card and hear that he is enjoying art at his new school. He has clearly got lots of talent and I am sure he will continue to develop his skills in this subject.’
Manning Stainton ran the art competition as part of its on-going Community Support Programme.
In the last 12 months the company has donated in excess of £50,000 to well over 50 clubs, schools and other organisation within the communities in which it operates. Beneficiaries have included Hope Pastures Equine Sanctuary, Adel St John the Baptist Primary School and The Lighthouse School, Cookridge.
The Adel branch of Manning Stainton is open 7 days a week and the team is ready to take customer calls from 8am – 8pm every day. It is one of 19 Residential Sales and Lettings branches across West and North Yorkshire helping people move.