Five primary schools in Sefton are participating in an art competition run by a local solicitors.

Breens Solicitors has invited children aged four to eleven to design their Christmas card for this year.

The overall winner of the competition will see their artwork form the front piece of Breens’ 2015 Christmas card.  He or she will also receive a box of the Christmas cards for their own personal use.

Breens is running the competition in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and to raise awareness of the disease.

Managing partner, Stephen Breen, said: “Thanks to support from the schools, the children and their families, we hope to raise a significant amount of money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  Our colleague, Linda Byrne, died from this dreadful disease earlier this year and we are keen to raise as much money as we can to help fellow sufferers.”

The schools taking part are Kew Woods Primary, Linaker Primary, and Shoreside Primary in Southport; Springwell Park Community Primary in Bootle and St John Bosco Catholic Primary in Maghull.

Heather Austin, a Year 5 student of Shoreside Primary accompanied her teacher, Andrea Monahan, to Breens’ Southport office on Hoghton Street to have their photographs taken for the launch of the competition.

Heather said:  “I am really looking forward to the competition as I love art.”

Mrs Monahan said: “As a school we are thrilled to be invited to take part in this exciting project. 

“Children from every year group at Shoreside will be entering the competition.”

Breens Solicitors has offices in Waterloo and Southport and specialise in conveyancing, personal injury, wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and trusts.

Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive disease that affects the sufferer’s ability to speak, walk, breath, and swallow.

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