Balby girls win hospice design competition

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Four budding artists from Balby are going to see their artwork on display all over the borough and at the same time it will help raise money for Doncaster’s Hospice Appeal.

The four girls, Lucy Wilcox (5), Jessica Bowles (6), Oliwia Kalisz (8) and Millie Rotherforth (10), who are all pupils at Balby Central Primary School, are winners of a design a box competition for the St John’s Hospice Appeal.

Youngsters at Balby Central Primary School were asked to design a picture for the side of the box – meaning four young people could win and see their artwork on display on the collection boxes.

Now the fantastic work of the four girls will be used to transform small cardboard collection boxes, which Doncaster residents can use to collect spare change in for the hospice appeal.

Stacey Austin, Managing Director of Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster) Ltd, who is making the boxes said: “We thought it was a great idea to add a splash of colour on the boxes. There’s no better way than to ask young people for ideas of how to decorate them and we’ve got some fantastic pictures from our winners.”

Chris Smith, of the hospice appeal, said: “The judges found it hard to pick four winners as we had so many excellent entries – but eventually we decided that these four entries stood out against the rest. Well done girls”

The boxes will now go into production and the first one of the press will go on display at Doncaster’s Museum and Art Gallery from October 14.

Anyone wanting a collection box should request one via Chris at the hospice on 01302 798391.