Birmingham student aged nine, designs charity Christmas card

30 Nov 2021

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Mauj Dosanjh, aged nine, from Birmingham has their design selected for the National Literacy Trust’s Christmas card design competition by author and illustrator Nadia Shireen.

The charity received hundreds of entries which were judged by award-winning illustrator and author Nadia Shireen, creator of bestselling children’s book The Bumble Bear and supporter of the National Literacy Trust.

Mauj Dosanjh, a student at King David Primary School, is one of the top twelve designs selected for the charity’s Christmas card selection 2021 from children across the country. The full range of cards is available for people around the UK to purchase for their friends, families and colleagues this Christmas from literacytrust.org.uk/Christmas at £7 a pack.

“I am so thrilled that my entry will be shared. It is an important time to be with family and share happy moments.”

Mauj Dosanjh, Birmingham runner up

“The response to our competition was just amazing and we’re honoured to have Maju’s design as one our Christmas cards this year. Huge thanks and well done to everyone else and special thanks to Nadia Shireen for taking on the difficult task of having to judge the entries. “All proceeds from the sale of our cards will help us support the literacy, learning and wellbeing of one million children most seriously affected by COVID-19. There has never been a more important time for our work and we are so thankful to everyone who can help us raise vital funds to ensure that the impact of COVID-19 does not last a lifetime for any child.”

Jonathan Douglas, Chief Executive of the National Literacy Trust