ARTY Stourbridge youngsters had something to celebrate after winning a town solicitor’s first charity Christmas card competition.

The competition was organised by Stourbridge solicitors Wall James Chappell to pull in the pounds for the company’s chosen charity - Mary Stevens Hospice.

Schoolgirls - Alice Stanley Haga, aged 12, and Georgina Rollett, aged eight, who both attend Elmfield in Stourbridge, and Maya D’Arcy Clarke, aged six, a pupil at Dawley Brook Primary School in Kingswinford, were voted winners of the competition - co-ordinated by solicitor Philip Chapman.

Wollaston artist Geoff Tristram helped to pick the winning designs which have now been made up into cards - available to buy in packs of ten for £5 from the Hagley Road offices of Wall James and Chappell.

Janet Jones, head of fundraising at Mary Stevens Hospice, said: “I have been really impressed with the standard of designs that have come in from all the schools who participated. It is a lovely idea to raise much-needed funds for the hospice.”

The Christmas card competition is just one of a host of initiatives organised by staff at Wall James and Chappell to boost funds for the popular charity.