Children get creative for charity
01 Nov 2021

School children are being given the chance to work alongside the creator of one of the World’s most renowned comics – by flexing their own creativity for charity.

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund has launched a competition for children under the age of 16 to design a new mascot which will be judged by Shrewsbury based, Walking Dead creator Charlie Adlard.

The charity which supports cancer patients in Shropshire and Mid Wales, has teamed up with Reech Media to run the challenge - with three prizes on offer as well as one overall winner. The creator of the final design will work with Reech designers, and illustrator Charlie to turn their ideas into a real-life mascot suit which will then attend various fundraising events, as well as support the charity’s LiveLife Cancer Awareness workshops.

There are three age categories for children to enter 4-8, 9-12, and 13-16 and the entries will be judged before Christmas.

Naomi Atkin, CEO of Lingen Davies, said this was a great way for the growing charity to connect with the county's youth and create a fun addition to the team.

“We have recently launched our LiveLife Cancer Awareness Service and creating a mascot to attend events alongside that was the next logical step.

“By asking children in our community to get involved with the design process we hope to not only tap into fantastic imaginations, but also to give one youngster the chance to work with a designer to see their design become reality.

“We’re so pleased and honoured that Charlie has agreed to judge the designs and look forward to seeing what ideas our young supporters come up with,” she added.

For more details on the competition and to download a pack, visit the charity’s website