A Horsham schoolgirl has spoken of her delight at winning a Royal Mail competition to design its first-class Christmas stamp, which will appear on envelopes across the UK this winter.
After beating off around a quarter of a million entries Molly Robson, 7, a pupil at Leechpool Primary School in Horsham, met the Prince of Wales at Clarence House on Wednesday (October 30) where she was presented with a framed copy of her winning entry.
Her design was one of two chosen by a panel led by Prince Charles in only the third time in Royal Mail’s near-500 year history children have designed the Christmas stamps.
The first-class stamp, featuring Father Christmas, will be on sale from November 5 across the UK.
Molly said: “It will make me happy to see my design as a stamp.
“My mum told me I had won by giving me a postbox money box. There was a note inside telling me that I had been chosen as the winner!”
Molly also received £1,000 of vouchers and won £1,000 for her school.
Nicola Davenport, headteacher at Leechpool Primary School, said: “We are all very proud of Molly and look forward to celebrating her success next week in school.
“She has been excited about the competition and was very proud to be a finalist. This week’s announcement as the competition winner is a fantastic achievement for her. Everyone at Leechpool Primary sends her their congratulations.”
Pictured here: Molly Robson (left) and Rosie Hargreaves age 10 from Devon with her winning design for the second class Christmas stamp, are congratulated by Prince Charles yesterday afternoon.