Thomas Ridley Foodservice, in Rougham near Bury St Edmunds, reveals design and winner of Christmas truck competition
A Suffolk food and drink wholesaler has revealed the design for its annual Christmas truck this year and announced the competition winner who created it.
Thomas Ridley Foodservice, in Rougham near Bury St Edmunds, set up the competition for employees’ family members and it was won by 10-year-old Poppy, whose drawing of a gingerbread house on one side and a Christmas table on the other will now feature on the company vehicle for the festive period.
Poppy also won £25 worth of book vouchers, a large colouring set, chocolates and the opportunity for the truck to visit her school in Great Whelnetham – the back doors will feature the design of one of the runner’s up, Saule, aged eight.
Poppy’s dad, Tom Frost, and his partner, Becky Pope, both work at Thomas Ridley and were thrilled that Poppy’s design won first place in the competition.
Becky said: “Poppy loves drawing and spent quite a bit of time planning out what she was going to draw, drafting it and then colouring it in really well.
“I think it is really eye-catching and different to do this for our truck this year. And as we work with a lot of schools, it’s nice to celebrate a child’s design in this way.”
Thomas Ridley employs more than 200 people at its distribution site in Rougham and delivers to hospitality customers across East Anglia, London and the south east.