To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire and Reginald Mitchell, Arch are inviting children from across Staffordshire to create a winning piece of art to be displayed at key locations around the county.
The competition will be officially launched at 11am on Friday 24th April in the Spitfire Gallery at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
Children from 3 – 18 years can take part and create a wartime aviation themed design. The winner will have their design applied to a ceramic plate and mug by local firm Steelite International and can be created using paints, pencils, computer graphics or digital photography.
The mugs holding the winning design will be sold by the Arch Stepping Stone Appeal and the Mitchell Arts Centre.
The Arch Stepping Stones appeal supports child victims of domestic abuse and raises awareness of the issues affecting them. The money raised by the appeal supports children through their journey of recovery. It helps provide them with welcome packs when they move into Arch domestic abuse refuges, ‘Be Healthy Kits’ that include PE kits, water bottles and a school lunch box and an ‘Enjoy and Achieve Pack’ full of a new school uniform, shoes and school bag.
Arch Corporate and Community Fundraiser Ray Elks said: “The competition aims to raise the aspirations of children across the county while supporting the work that Arch do with children who have suffered from domestic abuse. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to commemorate the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire and Reginald Mitchell.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Arch is a registered charity working with people in housing need, families needing support, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and people wanting to return to work, education and training.
For more information visit www.archnorthstaffs.org.uk
Arch is part of the Staffordshire Housing Group, which provides a diverse range of housing for rent and sale, along with development, regeneration, support and wellbeing services through Staffordshire Housing Association, Arch, Blue Mountain and Revival Home Improvement Agency.
For more information visit www.staffshousing.org.uk