A CRACKING T-shirt competition is now open to be judged online by readers of The Gazette.
Artistic children from schools across the Fylde coast have put their entries forward for T-Shirts to be worn during this year’s Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run.
The unique designs flooded in throughout February and a shortlist of 50 has been drawn up from hundreds of entries and placed here.
Once a top 10 has been picked, Illuminations designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will pick a winner to be worn during the race on Sunday, May 13.
Susie Nichols, charity manager for Beaverbrooks, said: “We were thrilled to receive more than 200 fantastic designs for the competition and had such a difficult task selecting our top 50 for The Gazette readers to see.
“We send a big thank you to all the children who sent in a design and to the local schools who encouraged them to take part. It’s so great to have local children supporting the Fun Run and the amazing work done by the NSPCC.”
This year’s fun run will revert back to its original route which starts at the Hilton Hotel and heads south, before turning around at the Big Blue Hotel and finishing opposite the Hilton on Middle Walk.
Jack Hecht, co-organiser of the Fun Run, added: “We are really pleased with the responses from all the schools.
“When you look at some of the entries we have and the children’s imagination, it’s quite fantastic.
“I don’t think we will have a problem in picking something good for this year’s T-Shirt.
“We are so pleased we have done this because I think we have some excellent designs for thousands of people to wear on the Promenade.”
Cash raised from those taking part in the 6.2mile race will go directly towards funding the work of the NSPCC in Blackpool.
Janette Drew, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Blackpool, said: “It’s fantastic so many local children have entered the 10k T-shirt competition to support the NSPCC.
“Children have been very creative with their entries and the designs look brilliant. Thanks to everyone who entered.
“With your support we hope to raise thousands of pounds for the NSPCC’s services across Blackpool.”
You can vote for your favourite by filling in the coupon in Friday’s Gazette and posting it to Alex Ross, T-shirt designs, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool, FY4 2DP by noon on Friday, March 9.