Sweet success for Sawston’s Keeley

Keeley Thomas (7) has won a competition to be the face of Kinder. Her image is on Kinder eggs and chocolate bars all over the country. ''Pictured: Keeley and mum Lindy Thomas ANL-150804-083556009
Keeley Thomas (7) has won a competition to be the face of Kinder. Her image is on Kinder eggs and chocolate bars all over the country. ''Pictured: Keeley and mum Lindy Thomas ANL-150804-083556009

With her face painted like a peacock, the image of Keeley Thomas, 7, from Sawston is being featured on a chocolate brand in shops and supermarkets everywhere in the UK.

She was one of six children selected from thousands of competition entries to be the face of the chocolate brand Kinder.

Keeley has Down’s Syndrome and has twice had her hair cut for the Princess Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

The competition asked parents to submit what their child would like to have their face painted as, and why. Keeley, who goes to Icknield Primary School, chose to be a peacock because “they are beautiful and like to show off like her” she said.

Mum, Lindy said her daughter is lapping up all the attention and is excited to tell people about it. “We went to Tescos and she spent ages telling everyone it was her face on the wrappers,” she said.

The competition has also been good for raising the profile of Down’s Syndrome, she added.

Keeley, from Westmoor Avenue, also appears on the company’s website www.faceofkinder.com. A spokesman for the company said: “The number of creative, thoughtful entries received was astounding.”