Anthony visited Hauxton last week (Friday 15 December) to present an award to the winner of his Christmas Card competition.
Eight-year-old Ollie Smith, of Hauxton Primary School, won this year’s competition for designing a fun advent calendar-style card, broken up into 12 windows with different festive images in each section. The competition, which Mr Browne has run annually since 2019, was open to all local primary schools.
Ollie’s design features on the front of Anthony’s card, which has since been sent to almost a thousand constituents, organisations, charities, and businesses right across South Cambridgeshire. It also goes out to many of Anthony’s colleagues in Parliament, including the Prime Minister, who was pictured with Ollie’s design. Also commended on the back of the card were entries from Bar Hill, Papworth Everard, and St Phillip’s Primary in Cambridge.
Anthony took part in an assembly at Hauxton Primary School to present Ollie with his winning card and a Houses of Parliament Teddy Bear, as well as the picture of the Prime Minister with the winning card.
Anthony commented: "Ollie's delightful card design not only captures the essence of Christmas but also symbolizes the joy and creativity of our young residents. It's heart-warming to see the joy and wonder that this season brings through his eyes, something that was even praised by the Prime Minister!
“I extend my heartfelt thanks to all the young participants of the Christmas card competition, and those parents and teachers who encouraged them to get involved. This card is sure to spread cheer and warmth throughout our community this Christmas.”