Hillingdon CCG, Paralympic Gold Medallist for Great Britain Natasha Baker, and the Mayor of Hillingdon will host an awards ceremony for the nine winners of our “Help Aggie the Alien” short story competition on Saturday 24 March. The event takes place at 12.30pm in the Intu Shopping Centre in Uxbridge (ground floor by the escalators near the shops Boots and Next) and everyone is welcome to attend.
The competition was designed to promote self-care and prevention in Hillingdon, and was open to all children that live in the borough aged between 5 and 10 years old to write a short story about their own experience with an NHS service, or told through the perspective of a fictional character. The nine winners beat almost 180 entrants and survived four nail biting elimination rounds.
Caroline Morison, Chief Operating Officer for Hillingdon CCG said, “We would like to thank everyone, parents and children, who took part in the short story competition. We had a great response and it was such a difficult decision to choose the final winners. We enjoyed reading all the stories and looking at the drawings. We hope that as many residents as possible will join us on March 24.”
The winning entries have been compiled into a “Help Aggie the Alien” children’s book, which tells the story of Aggie the Alien’s journey to Earth from a far planet. Unfortunately Aggie has no knowledge about who or what the NHS does, so our competition winners’ stories will help to guide her on her journey! The book will be available in schools and libraries around the borough.
For further information about the competition winners, take a look at the CCG website here