Stay posted for bear jump

PUBLISHED: 16:24 17 April 2009 | UPDATED: 21:45 31 May 2010

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A COMPETITION to design a poster for a church fundraising event has attracted more than 50 entries from local primary school children. Pupils from Newport, Rickling and Clavering primary schools were invited by Revd Dr Barbara Sherlock, vicar of St Mary s

A COMPETITION to design a poster for a church fundraising event has attracted more than 50 entries from local primary school children.

Pupils from Newport, Rickling and Clavering primary schools were invited by Revd Dr Barbara Sherlock, vicar of St Mary's Church in Newport, to design a special poster to promote an unusual event - a sponsored parachute jump for teddy bears.

The jump will take place from the church tower on June 6, and will help to raise funds to preserve and improve the historic church building.

Chairman of the organising committee, Rebecca Monk, said: "The children are very excited about entering their teddy bears for the parachute jump. Not surprisingly the competition really caught their imagination.

"With so much excellent artwork to choose from, it will not be easy to pick the winners. But when the judges have made their decision, a professional designer and printer will turn the winning designs into posters. The winners will be presented with framed posters of the designs when these are printed."

The winners will be announced later this month. The teddy bear parachute jump will take place from 11am to 2pm on June 6, and will include a BBQ and crafts.

Details of how children can enter their teddy bears will follow when the winning designs are announced.

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