Crafty kids are encouraged to cut, paint and draw in a jubilee themed contest to help older people in Wetherby.
Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) has launched the card making competition to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer – and to ‘send a smile’ to isolated older people across its patch.
Children should make a Jubilee themed card or picture to be in with the chance of winning a £20 Morrison’s voucher to host their own tea party fit for a Queen!
Melody Mills, Send a Smile Scheme Coordinator, said: “In February this year, The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service.
“Lots of our service users will remember Her Majesty’s coronation from their childhood, so to be able to send the cards and pictures as part of our postal scheme will be a timely way to brighten the day of an older person.”
The competition is open to children aged 16 and under. Completed cards should include a name, age and contact details to the charity at: Send a Smile Scheme (Jubilee Competition),Wetherby in Support of the Elderly, The One Stop Centre, Westgate, Wetherby, LS22 6NL. The closing date for entries is Sunday 1st May.
After the winner has been announced, the cards will be distributed as part of the Send a Smile Scheme in time for Jubilee celebrations in June.
WiSE’s ‘Send A Smile’ scheme aims to cut feelings of isolation and loneliness by asking people to spare 10 minutes to send an older person some handmade post.
The charity has launched the initiative as part of its wider efforts to support older people in Wetherby and its surrounding villages- with loneliness known to contribute to many other health related issues.
The charity has been sent more than 120 pieces of correspondence since it launched last month.
For more information, visit www.w-ise.org.uk/our-services/#smile