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Pinner pupil in the running for Christmas stamp design competition
Christmas could come early for an artistic young girl if her design is chosen to be on the UK's next set of festive stamps.
Ginny Kelly, 11, was one of the winners in the regional contest for in Royal Mail’s children’s Christmas Stamp Design Competition.
The Pinner girl and Heathfield Girls school pupil is now in with a chance of having her design on this year’s First and Second Class Christmas stamps.
Her mother Cathy said: “Ginny came home from school one day before the summer holidays and told me about this competition.
“Of course with Christmas being so far away I think we all forgot about it, but then we got a call from the school saying she was in the final.
“She was really happy and we were all so surprised when we got the news. We’re really proud of her for doing so well.”
More than 240,000 children between the ages of four and 11 entered the competition to design a stamp answering the question ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’.
Only twice before, in 1966 and 1981, have the official Christmas stamps been designed by children.
The two winning designs will be chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales and a panel of judges in November.
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