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Croyland Car Megastore Supply Santa with a New Sleigh

Santa will be taking to the skies this festive season in a new sleigh – courtesy of Croyland Car Megastore and creative children from local schools.

We launched our annual festive fun Christmas competition recently and this year we asked school pupils to design Santa a Super Sleigh!

Hundreds of youngsters from local schools entered and artistic Eliyah Takara, aged six, from Irthlingborough Nursery and Infant School, was announced as the overall winner.

We enlisted the help of the public and Croyland customers to help decide on the winning design and Eliyah’s entry received an overwhelming response with its colourful, creative design. As well as winning a £50 Toys R Us gift voucher, Eliyah’s school was presented with their own bumper prize package courtesy of Croyland Car Megastore.

Entries were displayed in our showroom allowing customers and visitors to select a shortlisted top 20. These designs were then available to view on social media, where the public were invited to vote for their festive favourite.

Croyland Car Megastore’s General Manager, Mark Swindells, who presented Eliyah with her winning prize and certificate, said: “We were inundated with so many fantastic entries this year. I want to say a massive thank you to all of the talented pupils and schools who participated in the event this year and we look forward to working with local schools again in 2017.”

Jan Marshall, Headteacher of Irthlingborough Nursery and Infant School, said she was delighted for Eliyah and thrilled that the school would be able to boost their library resources with the £250 prize from Croyland.

Runner-up prizes of £30 and £15 Toys R Us gift vouchers and certificates were also awarded to Amelia Lavin from Risdene Academy and Ryan Kerr from Victoria Primary Academy whose designs were awarded second and third places respectively.

Pic caption: Pictured with Mark Swindells, General Manager at Croyland Car Megastore is Irthlingborough Nursery and Infant School Headteacher Jan Marshall alongside competition winner Eliyah Takara with her certificate and winning design and fellow pupils Niamh Inglis and Robert Hazell.