This year we re-launched our annual Christmas card competition and it was a huge success. The 220 entries we received all came from children who had benefited from one of Variety’s grant-giving programmes, either directly to their family, their youth club or their school. Everyone who entered has been sent a little thank you from us through the post.

The winning entry belongs to Tristan, aged 7, from Bro Banw School in South Wales. He wins a bag of arts & crafts goodies plus £100 worth of arts materials for his class, thanks to Cass Art. His design has also been featured on Variety’s supporter’s Christmas cards this year. Second place went to Ellen from Furzedown School in London and third place went to Shona from Penrose School in Somerset, who also win a bag of goodies.