Winning trio net festive treats

The lucky winners with Santa and Hildreds' deputy Steve Andrews.
The lucky winners with Santa and Hildreds' deputy Steve Andrews.
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CHRISTMAS came early for three lucky children last week when they won a whole host of goodies in the annual Hildreds Shopping Centre colouring competition.

Amie Austin, eight, and Lewis Perzhilla, seven, both from Skegness, and Madison Barnett, five, from Chapel St Leonards, wowed the judges with their vibrant and colourful creations.

And they popped along to the Skegness-based shopping centre during Thursday evening’s late night opening hours to pick up their bumper bags of Christmas toys.

Stores in the Hildreds had generously donated a wide array of fantastic and fun toys and gifts.

The Hildreds’ deputy manager, Steve Andrews, said the children and their parents were delighted with the gifts and that the standard of entries was “very, very good” this year.

l Amie, Lewis and Madison are pictured with Steve Andrews and Santa after picking up their gifts. Keep your eyes peeled for a selection of some of this year’s competition entries in next week’s Standard.