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Christmas Treat Comes Early

28 December 2016

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Christmas Treat Comes Early for Ewan


A pupil at a Leeds primary school is already looking forward to next Christmas thanks to his success in a county wide drawing competition.


11 year old Ewan Welsh who attends Adel Primary School entered the ‘Draw your Dream Tree House’ competition organised by estate agent Manning Stainton, and  will now have the honour of his impressive artwork appearing on the company’s 2017 Christmas card!


Caroline Munn, Manager of the Manning Stainton branch on Otley Road in Adel, explains: ‘The overall quality of entries has been fantastic and although Ewan just missed out on the main prizes we felt his entry was too good not to receive some recognition, and the festive theme of his tree house seemed perfect for our next Christmas card.’


Ewan also received a £50 Toys R Us voucher for his endeavours which he says he ‘can’t wait to spend’ and the school was presented with a cheque for £100.


His class teacher and art and science coordinator, Corrie Gillespie, says: ‘We are all incredibly proud of Ewan. Like every one of our wonderful pupils he has great imagination and has demonstrated this perfectly through his drawing.


‘The money will be used to buy art materials, but exactly what those are will be decided by the children.’ 


The competition was open to schools across West and North Yorkshire and attracted over 500 entries. The overall winner of the competition was Isabelle Whitaker from Yeadon Westfield Junior School. The first prize was an iPad Air and the school received a cheque for £500.  


The drawing competition is part of Manning Stainton’s ongoing programme of support for worthwhile organisations within the communties in which it operates.


During 2016 the company helped over 50 separate groups as well as raising £25,000 for its chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.


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.  

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