Card fit for the Queen

A Lancaster schoolboy has been thanked for designing '¨a Christmas card fit for '¨the Queen.

Wednesday, 21st December 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:04 pm
The Mayor of Lancaster and Boaz Hughes with a framed copy of his winning Christmas card design.

Ten-year-old Boaz Hughes has been chosen as the winner of the Mayor of Lancaster’s Christmas card competition and has won a VIP tour of Lancaster Town Hall with nine of his friends and family.

Boaz, from St Paul’s C of E Primary School in Lancaster, also received a framed copy of his winning design.

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Robert Redfern, said: “I was delighted to receive so many entries for the competition, and it was very difficult to choose an overall winner.

Mayor of Lancaster with runner-up Alex Garside-Hall.

“Boaz’s entry stood out as being something extra special and it was a pleasure to be able to meet him and say thank you in person.”

Boaz’s Christmas card has been sent to a number of important people by the Mayor on behalf of Lancaster City Council, including Her Majesty the Queen.

On receiving his prize, he said: “I felt really happy. I didn’t know I was going to win so it was a nice surprise.”

The rear of the card features the design of the runner-up in the competition, five-year-old Alexander Garside-Hall from Grosvenor Park School, Morecambe.

Mayor of Lancaster with runner-up Alex Garside-Hall.