Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s bespoke Christmas card for 2016 features its helicopter flying over Marlborough High Street in winter.
Called Christmas in Marlborough, the card has been kindly designed, painted and donated by Marlborough artist Colin Palmer.
Marlborough Artists approached Wiltshire Air Ambulance and ran a competition within their group to design a Christmas card. Colin is a member of Marlborough Artists and has been a professional artist for over 30 years.
He said: “It was an honour to produce the design and I feel very privileged that my design was chosen by Wiltshire Air Ambulance. I know the great work they do. The brief for the design was to have a well known Wiltshire landscape in snow, with a Christmas tree and the helicopter flying overhead.
“It took me a little while to choose the best view point, I spent quite a bit of time taking pictures at different times of the day. I wanted the town hall to be in the design because it is a building that people know.”
Claire Kelly, Head of People, Retail and Supporter Engagement, said: “We’d like to thank Colin Palmer for his wonderful design and we are delighted that it is our bespoke Christmas card this year. Over the years our bespoke Christmas cards have featured our helicopter flying over iconic Wiltshire landmarks and have proved to be very popular. We think that Colin’s design of Marlborough High Street will be just as successful.”
As well as the bespoke Christmas card, WAA has seven other designs including traditional Christmas scenes. The cards are in shops and other outlets all over the county and are priced at £4.00 per pack of ten. To see the list of stockists go to the website www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/get-involved/buy-our-christmas-cards