Children’s artistic efforts immortalised on paper banks

NEWS RELEASE: Two Horsham youngsters have seen their artistic efforts rewarded by having their paper bank designs adopted by the local Tesco store in a competition supported by Horsham District Council and Aylesford Newsprint

Twelve year-old Rachel Bruce from Millais School for Girls received a mountain bike as first prize in the 9-12 age category, while six year-old Matt Davis, a pupil at Colgate Primary School, won a portable television for coming first in the 5-8 age group. Runners-up Tiffany Collar and Emma Pottrill each received £25 worth of Tesco vouchers.

The competition formed part of a wider makeover for the Broadbridge Heath supermarket, which now plans to revamp the other recycling banks in the car park to complete the store’s new look.

The site has generated over 74 tonnes of used newspapers and magazines during the past year, more than 10 percent of the total tonnage that Horsham supplies to the Aylesford mill and ranking it among the local authority’s top three producers.

“Sponsoring local children to play a part in the store’s refurbishment programme not only reinforces our support for the local community, but also encourages them – and others – to take a more active recycling role,” says Aylesford’s area manager Alan Peers.

For further information:

Sandra Warnock Horn

Aylesford Newsprint

Tel: 01622 796193

Michael Medalyer

Medalyer Public Relations

Tel: 020 8500 6611

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