Winners of the December 2008

"Colour a Computer" Competition

Despite heavy competition from the many young artists in Hebden Royd, two talented youngsters won the recent colouring competition by DOT-COMmunications and are pictured receiving their prizes in time for Christmas.

Charlie Sunderland, aged five, who attends Central Street School and Alexander Dawson, aged eight, from Hebden Royd J&I School were the winners and are pictured receiving their prizes from DOT-COMmunications' Manager, Chris Lund.

DOT-Communications, a not-for-profit social enterprise based at Salem Community Resource Centre in Hebden Bridge, was set up to provide a variety of IT Services to not-for-profit organisations. Its 3R-iT Project sells low-cost refurbished and reconditioned computers to local community and faith organisations and not-for-profit social enterprises as well as to individuals on low income.

The competition and the recent donation to the Hebden Bridge Toy Appeal is their way of giving something back to the local community.

As DOT-Communications is a member of the Ground Floor charity's 'family' of social and community enterprises, the competition entries were reviewed by the Ground Floor's Council of Management who judged the numerous entries for originality and creativity.

Despite fierce competition, the panel members were unanimous in their selection of the two winners.

"Val Sunderland, mum Isabel Sunderland and prize winner, Charlie receives his Christmas prize from DOT-COMmunications; Manager, Chris' Lund"

At the presentation, Charlie's mum said that she was "extremely proud of him".

Prize-winning Entry (Under 8's)

Kath Godfrey, Head Teacher at Central Street School said, "We are delighted for Charlie. Competitions such as this help to develop our young children's, and their families' awareness of the good work that is being undertaken by groups like The Ground Floor Project and DOT-COMmunications, in our local community."

"Alexander Dawson with Hebden Royd J&I School Head Teacher, Miss Young shown receiving his prize from DOT-COMmunications; Chris Lund"

Alexander's mum, Mrs Dawson stated that she was "very happy and glad he had won, thank you. I think that DOT-COMmunications does a good job for the community, long may you continue."

Prize-winning Entry (Over 8's)

Miss Young, Head Teacher at Hebden Royd J&I School said, "I am pleased for Alex to win a competition run by a local firm who are committed to promoting a greener environment for our children."

Originally reported in the Hebden Bridge Times, 31st December 2008