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Issue:- 12 September 2014

Call for children to submit entries for sunflower comp

SCHOOL children in Southport who took part in a sunflower competition for a national charity are being urged, over September 2014, to send in their entries.  bibic is reminding youngsters in the town who took part in the growing competition to submit their entries before 30 September 2014, to be in with a chance of winning.

Carla Bloomfield, Fundraising Team Member at bibic, which helps children and young people with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities, explained:- "Earlier this year we teamed up with online garden centre, and asked children aged up to 16 years old to enter a competition to grow the sunflower with the fattest face.  We would now like youngsters to measure their sunflower across the middle of its 'face', excluding petals. We would then like them to take a photo of their sunflower and complete the entry form, which can be downloaded.  All entries must be submitted via email before midnight on 30 September 2014 to:- with the entry form and a photo of the sunflower attached to the email."

There are 2 titles to be won; Regional Winner and National Winner. The five regional winners will each receive a £10 Potter & Rest voucher and a certificate.

The National Winner will be the entrant whose sunflower 'face' was recorded as the largest and they will receive a certificate and a £50 Potter & Rest voucher. The overall winner's school will also be presented with a £50 Potter & Rest voucher.

The winners will be announced by bibic in October 2014.

bibic helps children and young people aged from 6 months to 18-years-old with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities to achieve their potential for a happier and more fulfilled life.  These include developmental conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome and brain injury.

Carla continued:- "The competition formed part of our Smile Campaign, which aims to raise awareness of its Sponsor a UK Child initiative. The initiative gives people the opportunity to change a child's life forever. We currently have two children, Zoe and Ray, who can be sponsored  For a donation of £5 each month, sponsors receive pictures of their chosen child together with their story, an update on their progress every six months, drawings or letters and a certificate and thank you drawing, via the charity. There is no direct contact between the child and their families and the sponsor." aims to be the largest 'true' garden centre online with free expert advice available to gardeners via telephone and social media backed by a 5 year plant guarantee.  The e-garden centre hopes to appeal to all levels of gardeners from complete novices to keen amateurs and on to expert gardeners.

bibic receives no government funding and relies on support and donations to provide the life changing help needed by many children and their families.  The charity has a national assessment centre in Somerset. Its therapists work closely with families nationwide to create a therapy programme, which provides them with the skills and strategies to support their child or children.

If you would like to support bibic's work and wish to make a £5 donation to the charity, please text:- 'KIDS02 £5' to:- 70070 or for a £10 donation text:- 'KIDS02 £10' to:- 70070.

To find out more about bibic's Sponsor a UK Child initiative, please visit:-  For more information, please call bibic on:- 01458 253344. you can also follow them on Twitter  and via Facebook.

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