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2 lucky sisters from Ventnor will have their design feature on The Royal Hotel’s Christmas card for 2016, after winning a design competition.

The budding artists, 7-year-old Anna Copping and her 9-year-old sister, Chloe, will see their designs distributed to guests and friends of the hotel over the festive period.

The girls visited The Royal last Saturday to enjoy a scrumptious lunch in recognition of their efforts. While they were there, they even managed to help the Grinch, who was in town for the Ventnorville celebrations, grow his heart!

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The Christmas Card Competition, as previously reported by Island Echo, was a collaboration between the Youth Trust and The Royal Hotel, which has a long history of supporting the Youth Trust’s work and is a Gold Corporate Sponsor of the charity.

William Bailey, Managing Director of The Royal said:

“This project was designed to encourage children to get creative and have the opportunity for their creative flair to be recognised. We hope it also provided a great chance for children and young people and their families to get involved in a fun activity.”

Eileen Monks OBE, Director of the Youth Trust added:

“Here at the Youth Trust we carry out the serious work of supporting Island children and young people with professional counselling. This competition has been a chance for us to have a bit of fun with young islanders and it’s also an opportunity for them to have their talents recognised.”

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