Children in Eastbourne and Polegate are being asked to help design a Christmas card.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are calling on youngsters aged 12 and under to draw a festive picture to help highlight safety on the road or in the kitchen.
The card should finish the sentence “Santa says……” with some useful advice.
This could include safety advice for the kitchen such as:
• Keep an eye on the oven this Christmas
• Switch off all your Christmas lights when you go to bed or go out
• Decorations can burn easily – so don’t attach them to lights or heaters
Or it could be advice for the roads:
• Drivers should switch off your mobile before you get behind the wheel
• Take extra care on the roads and arrive safely this Christmas
• When crossing the road - Stop Look Listen Think!
The winner will be chosen by Chief Fire Officer, Gary Walsh and will receive a £25 National Book Token gift card. The winning design will then be made in to this year’s official card for the fire service.
How to take part
Pictures should be drawn on one side of an A4 sized piece of paper and the design should fill as much of the page as possible. The child’s name, age, school and contact details should be on the back.
The deadline for entries is midday Friday 18 November. The fire service is sorry but they cannot return any of the pictures. Entries should be posted to:
Christmas Card Competition
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
20 Upperton Road