Local girl wins hospital Christmas card competition

(left to right): Fadeke Dieseruvwe, sister on the children’s ward at Airedale Hospital, with competition winner Sehrish Shabir and her mum Lubna Shabir
(left to right): Fadeke Dieseruvwe, sister on the children’s ward at Airedale Hospital, with  competition winner Sehrish Shabir and her mum Lubna Shabir

(left to right): Fadeke Dieseruvwe, sister on the children’s ward at Airedale Hospital, with competition winner Sehrish Shabir and her mum Lubna Shabir

A Keighley girl has won a competition to design a Christmas card for her local hospital.

Sehrish Shabir, nine, used a drawing of a snowman as her entry, which was chosen as the winner of the festive contest by Airedale Hospital chief executive Bridget Fletcher and chairman Colin Millar.

Sehrish took part in the competition while she was a patient on the children’s ward at the hospital.

Lubna Shabir, Sehrish’s mum, said: “Sehrish is so excited that she won the competition. She is looking forward to spending her prize money on some roller skates.”

The competition took place in October and November and was open to all children attending Airedale Hospital’s Accident and Emergency unit, outpatients department and children’s ward.

Children were asked to draw a festive themed picture to be used as the trust’s electronic Christmas card with the winning entry awarded a £20 voucher as their prize.

Joanne Newman, matron for children’s services at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We decided to run the competition to give children the chance to be more involved with their local hospital, as well as giving them something fun to do whilst they were here.

“We had a huge number of entries, all of which were fantastic; it was definitely tough for the judges to pick a winner. We would like to thank everyone who took part.”

The card will be sent by staff across the trust to colleagues in other health and social care organisations as well as key partners and stakeholders.

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