The winner of Walthamstow MP’s Stella Creasy’s festive greeting card has been announced as Priyanthan Navaratnam, Aged 8 of Class 4T of Whittingham Primary School in Walthamstow. Speaking about the competition Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said:
"It gets harder and harder every year to judge the competition because the standard of entries is so high- there’s real artistic and creative talent here amongst our young children and it shows in the hundreds of entries I received! Priyanthan’s entry caught our eye because of his detailed picture of Walthamtow’s iconic dogtrack and imaginative depiction of Santa Claus flying over it. The card has now gone out to over 4,000 people both in our local community and nationally too –I’m looking forward to showing Priyanthan around parliament when he comes for his winner’s tea so he can meet first hand some of those who received it.
I also want to put on record my gratitude to the local businesses who kindly covered the full cost of producing this card and so helped make this ever popular competition for our local children possible- these were Bates of London, The Stow Brothers, Your Move, Rineys, Sodo Pizza and Capital and Regional who own the Selbourne Walk Mall. Congratulations to all who took part and I hope everyone in Walthamstow has a wonderful Christmas and New Year."