Seven-year-old Alisa Henney wins the Gloucestershire Echo's Draw Your Mum competition.
HANDMADE gifts are special for every mum, but this year Debbie Henney got a present she would treasure forever.
Her seven-year-old daughter, Alisa, gave her a framed front page of the Gloucestershire Echo after she scooped first prize in the newspaper's Draw Your Mum competition.
The budding artist from Mitton Manor Primary School in Tewkesbury entered the competition after her nan Mary Percival saw it in the paper.
She created a picture of 42-year-old Debbie in a purple dress with the words 'I love my mum' and background drawings of flowers and presents.
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Alisa said: "She is the best mum ever. She is funny and kind and looks after me. I really like drawing and art and I like drawing pictures of my family, including my dogs, cats, guinea pig and fish."
Alisa, who goes to the school's art club, spent two nights creating her picture.
Mum-of-three Debbie, who works at Alisa's school as a teaching assistant and lunchtime supervisor, was delighted with her prize. "I think it is lovely and I am very proud. We are very close and Alisa has always been very close and likes drawing," she said.
"Homemade gifts are always really special and she is always making me cards that say she loves me, which are really lovely.
"She definitely doesn't get her creative side from me, but my husband and Alisa's dad, Ashley, has a creative family."
More than 50 people entered the Draw Your Mum competition.
Echo editor and judge, Kevan Blackadder, said: "We had some fantastic entries but Alisa's is a worthy winner and shows just how much she does love her mum."
For more pictures of mums, see pages 18 and 19