Aldi has revealed the winner of its Christmas card design competition with Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).
The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket invited young people supported by the charity to submit designs for its 2021 Christmas card range.
The winning designs by Chrissy Cruickshank, aged 24 from Bristol who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in 2019, will appear in stores across the country from this week – with 50p from the sale of each pack going to TCT.
Chrissy impressed the judges, including Mary Dunn, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility, with both her Christmas tree and golden star card designs.
The Christmas card competition was launched as part of Aldi’s ongoing partnership with TCT last year, with the supermarket working with the charity since 2017.
So far Aldi has raised more than £6 million through various initiatives in support of TCT, with a target to raise a further £4 million by 2027.
On winning the competition, Chrissy said: “I was motivated by my Youth Support Coordinator, Hannah at TCT, to get involved with this competition as she knew I loved art and painting – and now I’m so glad that I did!
“It is the little things like this that actually make such a difference to your mindset and I can’t wait to see the cards appear in stores this week. I’ll be sending one to all my friends and family!”
Mary Dunn, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibly at Aldi UK, said: “We hope everyone enjoyed taking part in our Christmas card design competition as much as we enjoyed looking at the submissions.
“All of the entries were fantastic, but we were really impressed with Chrissy and couldn’t choose between her two designs so decided to produce both.
“The work Teenage Cancer Trust does for young people is incredibly important and we are glad to be able to support them with our ongoing partnership.”
Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Aldi’s dedication to support us through such a wide range of initiatives is truly extraordinary and we couldn’t be prouder to work in partnership with them.
“We look forward to seeing Chrissy’s amazing designs in store this week and will be hugely grateful to anyone that buys a pack this Christmas.”
To join Aldi in its mission to raise £10 million for Teenage Cancer Trust, visit the fundraising page via the following QR code:
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland)