Hot Property column by Laura Garnett, Branch Manager of Connells estate agents in Oxley Park.
Here at Connells in Oxley Park we love being part of the local community and doing what we can to help.
We usually sponsor the summer fete at Oxley Park but we wanted to do something special too for Easter this year so we launched a colouring competition for the local schoolchildren.
We got the Oxley Park Academy on board as well as Ashbourne Day Nurseries and we had over 100 entries.
We’ve got all the pictures scattered across our walls in the branch, which has created quite a buzz as all the children and their parents have been coming into our office on their way to and from school to look at their pictures!
We selected two winners, who each won a £20 voucher to spend in Chiki Ceramiki in Oxley Park, which produces ceramics that the children can paint themselves.
We also selected five runners-up who each won a chocolate Easter egg.
The winners – Oliver for key stage 1 and Hannah for key stage 2 – were announced at two big assemblies in front of proud parents.
The five runners-up were Emma, Daniel, Nicola, Jake and Krithi. Well done everyone who took part and thanks for making our office look great!
This column was first published in the May issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine.