Hollie ‘over the moon’ to win card competition

Hollie Kerley with her dad Mark, Southern Co-op colleagues and staff from The Springboard Project
Hollie Kerley with her dad Mark, Southern Co-op colleagues and staff from The Springboard Project

Young artist Hollie Kerley has been named the winner in a tough competition to design Southern Co-op’s corporate Christmas card for this year.

The eight-year-old, who attends The Springboard Project’s Worthing group, won a Christmas hamper for her picture featuring a snowman and Father Christmas in his sleigh.

Hollie's winning Christmas card design

Hollie's winning Christmas card design

She was presented with her prize, along with 100 copies of her Christmas card, by Southern Co-op area business manager Marcus Hazell at the Ferring store last week.

Hollie’s mum, Helen, said: “Hollie has a real passion for arts and crafts and was absolutely over the moon to have won this competition.

“She had a great day with the colleagues at Southern Co-op and staff from Springboard, which was where we heard about the competition.

“She is really pleased with her hamper and her favourite thing in it is a mermaid toy, as she loves anything girly.”

The competition to design the corporate card for the independent co-operative to send to colleagues and partners at Christmas was run during the summer for children aged five to 15.

Mr Hazell said: “It was a delight to meet Hollie. She is such an enthusiastic person and she designed a very festive card featuring Santa flying through the night sky. She was a very deserving winner of this competition.”