Chance to raise money for charity in design contest

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Primary school pupils have designs on raising money to help support the work of the Guide Dogs charity.

A competition organised by Specsavers in Kettering and Corby is offering the opportunity for two creative youngsters to have their drawings printed on charity tea towels.

Letters with details of the competition have been sent to primary schools, with entry forms also available at the stores in New Post Office Square, Corby, and in Kettering’s Newlands centre up until Friday, September 19.

Mark Turner, store director in Kettering and Corby, said: ‘We’ve set ourselves a target of raising £5,000 which will enable us to support the training of a puppy to help a blind or partially-sighted person here in Northamptonshire. We are keen to see some exciting designs from local children that will help to encourage support for Guide Dogs.”

The competition is open to children aged from four to seven and from eight to 11. A winner from each category in both towns will receive Amazon vouchers worth £50. The tea towels will be available later this year for £3 at Specsavers stores.