Bute charity chooses Christmas card winners

Lily Hey, Orla Ferguson and Erin Flannigan were chosen as the winners of a competition to design a Christmas card for Calum's Cabin.
Lily Hey, Orla Ferguson and Erin Flannigan were chosen as the winners of a competition to design a Christmas card for Calum's Cabin.

The three winners in a competion to design a Christmas card for the Calum’s Cabin charity received their prizes this week.

More than 60 entries were received from primary school age children all over the island, and after lots of careful thought by the judges the winning entries selected were those by Erin Flannigan from St Andrew’s Primary School, Orla Ferguson from North Bute Primary and Lily Hey from Nairn.

Lily, Orla and Erin visited the Calum’s Cabin shop in Rothesay’s Tower Street this week to collect a bag of mystery prizes ahead of seeing their artwork made into this year’s Calum’s Cabin Christmas cards. Though she lives hundreds of miles away, Lily was able to pop in during a family holiday at Calum’s Cabin itself, and was joined by her brother Hamish and parents Susan and Sam. Well done to all three!

Calum’s Cabin operates two holiday homes on Bute for seriously ill children and their families. The charity was set up in 2007 in memory of Rothesay boy Calum Speirs, who died aged 12 as a result of a brain tumour and whose dying wish was to give children with serious illnesses and their families the chance to enjoy a get-away-from-it-all holiday amid Bute’s stunning scenery.