Ewan’s drawing of Captain Sir Tom Moore wins VE Day competition
An 8-year-old from Milton Keynes has won a local VE Day competition with his colourful drawing of Sir Tom.
Ewan Simpson, had been busy learning about VE Day during school projects whilst spending lockdown at home with his family, and so when his mum, Lisa, told him about an online VE Day competition, he was happy to take part.
The VE Day 75th Anniversary Poetry and Drawing competition was organised on Facebook by Leighton Buzzard based solicitors, Osborne Morris & Morgan.
The law firm invited children to get creative and either write a poem or draw a picture to both celebrate and remember those who fought and died and the incredible civilian effort during the war, and the sense of relief that it was all over 75 years ago.
Entries were posted onto the solicitor’s Facebook page, and it was Ewan’s drawing which finished with the most ‘likes’ – declaring him as the winner of a £50 national garden voucher for him and his family to use.
“I wanted to draw this picture for Captain Tom as he was in World War 2 and we were learning about VE Day at school” said Ewan.
“Thank you to everyone who liked my picture, it made me really happy as I enjoy drawing”.
Ewan’s mum, Lisa Simpson, said “This was a great competition to keep the children entertained whilst learning about a significant event in our history. Ewan attends Two Mile Ash School and had been learning about VE Day, so this was great to capture his imagination”.
Ewan’s winning entry was inspired by the honorary colonel, Captain Sir Tom Moore’s recent challenge to walk 100 laps of his garden before he celebrated his 100th birthday in April.
Captain Sir Tom, who had initially set out to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities by walking in a loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, has now raised an impressive £33million.
Amy Leotta, Admin Assistant at OM&M, said: “Due to the many restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus crisis, we felt that it was important that the 75th anniversary of VE Day didn’t go unmarked or unnoticed.
Children throughout Bedfordshire rose to the challenge by submitting their fabulous poems and drawings and we were absolutely blown away by the talent! Thank you so much to all of those who took part, you are all stars in our eyes.”
Osborne Morris & Morgan run several social media competitions throughout the year. To keep up to date with our news and get involved, simply follow us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ommlaw.