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Mencap Christmas Card Competition event at National Museum Cardiff

 

Mencap Cymru held three very successful Christmas card competitions across Wales, where members of the public were asked to vote for one of twenty Christmas card which were designed by a young people with a learning disability.  In each area, the winners were presented in with £100 worth of art equipment, and a further £100 for the school to spend on materials. 

In north Wales, the cards were displayed in Colwyn Bay’s Bay View shopping centre.  The winner was Terry Tuffrey, 11, from Ysgol Hafod y Lon, Gwynedd, who was presented with his prize by Vale of Clwyd Assembly Member Ann Jones, a long time supporter of Mencap Cymru.  Her Assembly Colleague Jane Hutt AM presented Jac Hughes, 4, from Ysgol T? Coch, Rhondda Cynon Taf,  with his award at an event in the National Museum Cardiff, where the cards had been on display all week.

“I am very proud that visitors to National Museum Cardiff get to see and appreciate the skills and the talent of our young people today through the Mencap Cymru exhibition.” - David Anderson, Director General, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

In Mid and West Wales Christopher Howells was given her award in Mencap Cymru’s Carol By Candlelight concert in St. Mary’s Church, Burry Port, by Prince Seesio, Lesotho’s High Commissioner in the UK.  The Prince attended the event as part of his support to Mencap Cymru, and the charity’s link with his home country.

“This competition is one of Mencap Cymru’s most popular events.  It’s a great way of getting young people with a learning disability, teachers and parents across Wales into the Christmas mood, and helps us interact with the public.  Many young people with a learning disability enjoy art as a pastime, and people who vote in the competition are struck by the high standard of artwork.  It shows what young people with a learning disability are capable of provided they’re given the chance. ” - Mencap Cymru co-chair Mary Oliver

Click on the link below to see images of the Christmas cards

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mencap_photos/sets/72157628245020505/

Date: 19 December 2011
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