10:19AM, Friday 04 November 2011
A final call has been made for creative youngsters from across the town to design a Christmas card for the Home Secretary.
MP Theresa May is asking children under 13 to create a card with the theme 'why I love Christmas'.
The competition closes on Thursday, November 17.
"This year I want to find out why the children of Maidenhead love Christmas," said Mrs May.
"I'm looking forward to choosing the winner although it is very difficult every year as we always get fantastic entries."
The winning design will be printed on hundreds of cards which will be used by Mrs May to send to friends, family and even the Prime Minister David Cameron.
The winner will also receive a family trip for four to Alton Towers with a two night bed and breakfast stay donated by the Holiday Inn in Manor Lane, Maidenhead.
General manager Stephen Harron said: "We sponsored the competition a few years ago and were absolutely delighted to be asked to do it again."
Runners-up will also have their designs printed on the back of the cards.
Last year's competition was won by 11-year-old Daisy Hartnett of Cookham Rise Primary School.
Entries should be marked Theresa May's Christmas Card and sent to Maidenhead Advertiser, 48 Bell Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1HX
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