The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, is inviting children across the UK who have Down Syndrome to creating a design for his official Christmas card this year, which will also be used by teams at Her Majesty’s Treasury.
The cards will highlight the global work of Down Syndrome Educational International to help young people who have Down syndrome achieve more.
The preferred design will be chosen from a shortlist by the Chancellor and his wife. The panel of judges selecting the shortlist will include famous Maisy mouse author and illustrator, Lucy Cousins.
“We are thrilled that the Chancellor has chosen to showcase the abilities of children who have Down syndrome to an influential, global audience,” said Frank Buckley, the charity’s Chief Executive.
The deadline for entries is 5pm on 10 October 2008. The shortlist will be announced on 15 October 2008.