Get your Xmas Cards For Kids entries in… but you'll have to be quick

KIDS up and down the land have got arty to join in The Sun on Sunday’s Xmas Cards For Kids contest – but tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to enter.

Alexander Naughton and Maxwell Moore, both two, are among those who have had a go at our charity challenge to create cards which will be sold to help buy toys for child cancer patients this festive season.


Each slipped on a festive jumper to get down to work, and drew a Christmas tree as their design.

Maxwell’s mother Jennie Moore, a nurse, from Heaton Moor, Gtr. Manchester, said: “It’s so wonderful to do this for kids suffering from cancer. I hope the cards sell loads so lots of toys can be bought.”

We launched our contest last month with the charity Young Lives vs Cancer, challenging YOUR kids to create Christmas cards.

Judges headed by ex-Blue Peter host Konnie Huq and also including telly and radio presenter Gaby Roslin will pick a winner in each of three classes — under-fives and ages six to ten and 11 to 16.

Printed.com will then make the designs into cards to sell and fund toys for kids at Young Lives vs Cancer’s Homes from Home, where young patients and their families can stay near to hospitals.

Other entries to our card contest so far include aptly named Max Yule, 11, and brother Rufus, eight, of Pudsey, West Yorks. Max said: “It’s awful how hard it must be for kids with cancer.

If we can help buy toys for children in hospital at Christmas, it is worth the time we put in.”

Also backing our campaign is Chloe Hunt, 27, left, who had nerve cancer as a teen. After gruelling treatment, she got the all-clear in 2011 and later became a nurse.

Chloe, of Desborough, Northants, stayed in one of Young Lives vs Cancer’s Homes from Home during treatment and says: “They give you a small sense of feeling normal when your world is in pieces.”

Her book Beyond Fear Is Hope is available on Amazon and proceeds go to Young Lives vs Cancer.

See below how YOU can donate directly to the charity and how to enter our card campaign.

How to enter & donate

SIMPLY email [email protected] with a photo of your child’s well-lit drawing and with you or your child’s name, age, address and a few words about why they entered.

Keep the original design, which must be on A4, A5 or A6 paper, safe in case it is one of the three winners and needs to be scanned for printing.

Terms and conditions apply.

How to donate

TO give to Young Lives vs Cancer’s Homes from Home, go to younglivesvscancer. org.uk/cardsforkids.

Or text:
GIVE 5 to 70025 to give £5
GIVE 10 to 70025 to give £10
GIVE 20 to 70025 to give £20

Or call 0300 330 0803 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). You can also send a cheque payable to “Young Lives vs Cancer” with your name and address to: The Sun on Sunday Christmas Cards for Kids, Young Lives vs Cancer campaign, 126 Fairlie Road, Slough SL1 4PY.

Be sure to put a stamp on the envelope.

 As a supporter of Young Lives vs Cancer you will get updates and news of appeals by phone and post. You can change how you hear from the charity by emailing [email protected]uk or calling 0300 330 0803. Texts cost a donation amount plus one standard network rate message.

Young Lives vs Cancer will receive 100 per cent of your donation.
To opt out of calls, text NOCALL CLIC to 78866. To opt out of SMS, text NOSMS CLIC to 78866. Texts will be charged at your network’s standard message charge.

If you have any questions, call Young Lives vs Cancer on 0300 330 0803. Registered charity number 1107328 and registered in Scotland SC039857.

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