Reindeer for Rachel - winner of Selly Oak Christmas card competition

Steve McCabe MP was excited to present Rachel Kirby, winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition with an adoption of a reindeer from Dudley Zoo.

Every year, he runs a Christmas card competition with local schools and once again was faced with the difficult task of picking a winner out of hundreds of creative and imaginative designs from pupils across Selly Oak.

As part of the annual competition which was sponsored by Oulsnam and Davisons Solicitors, pupils were asked to design a Christmas card which signifies what Christmas means to them. Many primary schools took part and after much deliberation; Rachel Kirby of St Mary’s Church of England Primary School , was picked as the winner. Rachel’s fantastic design will feature on the Christmas card which is sent to hundreds of people in the constituency and across the country.

Steve presented Rachel with a special certificate during St Mary’s congratulations assembly along with a very apt prize for Christmas; a one year adoption of a reindeer at Dudley Zoo! As part of Rachel’s prize, she has also received a personalised plaque outside the reindeer’s enclosure along with a family ticket to Dudley Zoo, which she was thrilled with.

Steve also presented prizes to 2nd runner up, Ibrahim Tufail from Water Mill Primary School and 3rd place runner up, Max Mason from Woodthorpe Junior and Infants School during their assemblies.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“Congratulations to Rachel for her brilliant design, the runners up and everyone who entered! I received so many fantastic entries and it was tough to pick one but Rachel’s was very colourful and summed up Christmas. I am sure that the people who receive the card will agree with me and I really hope Rachel enjoys her prize; she will be seeing Rudolph sooner than she thinks!


“I would like to thank Ian Williams and Andrew Oulsnam, Managing Partners of Oulsnam Estate Agents and Rachel Andrews, manager of Oulsnam Bournville branch. I would also like to thank Gary Davison from Davisons Solicitors for sponsoring my Christmas card this year; it’s great to work with local businesses on projects like this. I would also like to thank Dudley Zoological Gardens, Crescent Theatre, Cineworld, Bowlplex, Away2Canal and the Snowdome for their generous prize donations.”

Robert Oulsnam and Company is the Midlands leading estate agent and specialises in the sale and letting of homes in Birmingham and North Worcestershire. Davisons Solicitors work closely with local estate agents to provide sales, purchase and remortgage services.

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