Artwork created by youngsters for a competition organised by The Children’s Centre is to go on display at The Strand Shopping Centre. The Friends Competition challenged school pupils to illustrate what friends mean to them. It ran during October and children could draw, paint, or create a collage. All of the entries will go on display at The Strand Shopping Centre from November 12 to November 17 and shoppers are being asked to vote for their favourite. The entries with the most votes will be included on a shortlist that will then be judged by a panel from The Children’s Centre. The winner will see their artwork featured on the cover of the charity’s annual review publication and on ‘Become a Friend’ donation forms. The Children’s Centre has a ‘Friends’ scheme in which supporters pledge to make monthly donations to help fund charitable projects that work with families, young people and children across the Island. The Friends Competition winner and their classmates will also receive a VIP Out2Play session.
Susie Cox, Community Fundraiser at The Children’s Centre, said:
“Ten schools took part in the competition and all of the pupils put a lot of thought and effort into their artwork. We orgnanised the competiton to coincide with Anti-Bullying Month and to highlight our own ‘Friends’ scheme. Thank you to all of the schools, staff, and children who helped make the competition such a success. We hope that shoppers at The Strand will enjoy seeing the artwork and take a few seconds to vote for their favourite.”
The Children’s Centre’s ‘Friends’ scheme has bronze, silver and gold options. The bronze option is to donate £1 a month, silver is £3 per month and gold £5 per month. If you give a minimum of £5 a month you are eligible to be entered in the ‘Friends of The Children’s Centre’ monthly draw where you could win a top prize of £100. All those who sign up for the Friends scheme – whether bronze, silver or gold – will receive a certificate, newsletters, and invitations to The Children’s Centre’s events. You can make a larger monthly donation if you wish and for each £5 you donate each month you will receive one entry in to the monthly draw. If you do not wish to be included in the monthly draw you can simply tick the relevant box to ‘opt out’. To find out more about becoming a ‘Friend of The Children’s Centre’ go to http://www.thechildrenscentre.org.im/support-our-work/friends-of-the-childrens-centre/