Children invited to draw their dream home for charity competition

Thu 05 Nov 2015

Children from across East Anglia have been asked to put their art skills to good use by creating an image of their dream home as part of a charitable competition.

Local property specialist Leaders has launched the Dream House competition, in which youngsters aged between four and 11 can draw, colour or decorate a template of a property to show exactly what their perfect residence would look like.

Winners in two age categories - four to six years and seven to 11 years - will be announced and their entries will be printed on canvas to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Leaders’ charity partner, Together for Short Lives. There will also be a special prize for each of the winners.

Graham Mitchell, area manager for East Anglia at Leaders, says: “Working towards your dream home is a life-long goal for many people, so we are looking forward to seeing what children value above all else in their ideal house.

“Whether it is a swimming pool, games room or funfair that youngsters would love in their home, they have the chance to show off their creative side by providing an illustration of it in this competition. We are particularly excited about seeing some of the craziest ideas children have about the make-up of their dream house.

“What’s more, it gives us a chance to once again show our support for Together for Short Lives, which is why we are asking for a £1 donation with each entry.”

Leaders is aiming to raise as much money as possible for Together for Short Lives through the Dream House competition. The charity is renowned for its work in supporting children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, as well as those who love and care for them.

It provides support for children’s hospices across the UK, including East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, and its work helps to ensure young people get the best possible care, whenever and wherever they need it.

Leaders’ 100-plus branches around the country have already raised in excess of £30,000 for Together for Short Lives in 2015.

All Dream House entries should be submitted to a Leaders branch in Sudbury, Lowestoft or Felixstowe by 30th November and the winners will be announced shortly after.