CHRISTMAS cards designed by local schoolchildren have spread festive cheer at a Milford Haven nursing home.

In November Milford Waterfront ran a Christmas card competition in collaboration with In House Crafts.

The entries, designed by local school children on the theme 'pets at Christmas' were then donated to residents at Havenhurst home.

The competition was free to enter and received 27 entries from children of all ages.

Guest judges from All Pets Vet Care and Pure Art chose the winners of each category, who were then given crafty prizes donated by Milford Waterfront.

Furthermore, throughout the month of December the entries were put on display for numerous Christmas events taking place in Milford Waterfront.

Natalie Hunt, activities and events co-ordinator at Milford Waterfront, said: “We are really proud of this project in collaboration with In House Crafts in the run up to Christmas.

"Encouraging school children to channel their creativity and get excited for Christmas is one thing, but to then be able to take these incredible entries and gift them to a local residential home is really special."

Teresa John, registered home manager at Havenhurst added: “It was great to see the residents receive something special this Christmas.

"It can be a very lonely time of year, especially for those in residential homes.

"We are very pleased to have these lovely entries from local children donated to the residents here.”