Local girl off to the Hippodrome after winning Steve McCabe MP’s Christmas card competition

Steve McCabe MP was thrilled to present Madison Poolton, winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition with a family ticket to watch the rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington at the Hippodrome.  


Steve runs an annual Christmas card competition with local schools and once again was faced with the difficult task of picking a winner out of hundreds of creative and imaginative designs from pupils across Selly Oak constituency.

As part of the competition which is sponsored by Oulsnam Estate Agents and Davisons Solicitors, pupils were asked to design a Christmas card which signifies what Christmas means to them. Over 15 primary schools took part this year and after much deliberation; Madison Poolton from St Jude’s Catholic Primary School was picked as the winner. Madison’s fantastic design of Santa coming down the chimney features on Steve’s Christmas card which is sent to hundreds of people in the constituency and across the country.

Steve and sponsors, Oulsnam and Davisons presented Madison with a special certificate during St Jude’s Christmas assembly, along with a trip with her family to the Hippodrome.

Steve also presented prizes to close runner-ups, Kyra Mattison from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School and Desrene Smith from Highters Heath Community School with tickets to Dudley Zoo and The Snowdome. A winner from each school was also selected to receive a prize, including passes to the Magical Lantern Festival which is being held at the Botanical Gardens for the first time this year. Tickets to the Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, Bowlplex, Cineworld, The Sea Life Centre and Away2Canal were also kindly donated.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“Congratulations to Madison for her brilliant design, the runners up and everyone who entered! I received so many fantastic entries and it was tough to pick one but Madison’s drawing of Santa shimmying down the chimney was really fun and I’m glad Madison will get to enjoy a panto over the Christmas holidays. I really hope Madison, Kyra and Desrene all enjoy their fun days out with their families.”

“I would like to thank Ian Williams and Andrew Oulsnam, Managing Partners of Oulsnam Estate Agents and Gary Davison and Helen Bartlam from Davisons Solicitors for sponsoring my Christmas card again this year; it’s great to work with local businesses on projects like this and it wouldn’t be possible to do this without them. I would also like to thank the Hippodrome, Magical Lantern Festival, Dudley Zoological Gardens, Cineworld, Away2Canal, the Sea Life Centre, Bowlplex and the Snowdome for their very generous prize donations.”

Robert Oulsnam and Company is the Midlands leading estate agent and specialises in the sale and letting of homes in Birmingham and North Worcestershire. Davisons Solicitors work closely with local estate agents to provide sales, purchases and remortgage services.

For more information please visit their websites: www.oulsnam.net and http://www.qualitysolicitors.com/davisons

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Steve McCabe is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997.

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