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T-shirt competition supports Leah’s Legacy

08 July, 2014

Lucy Sharrock will help ensure Leah’s Legacy continues after her design was chosen by Specsavers Abingdon in its charity design a t-shirt competition.

The 12-year-old Larkmead Secondary School pupil won the competition which was organised by the store to help raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis charity, Leah’s Legacy.  

Staff decided to support Leah’s Legacy at the start of 2014.  Leah’s family are customers of the store and many knew Leah personally so desperately wanted to help the cause.

‘I wasn’t expecting to win but feel proud as I put a lot of effort into my design,’ said Lucy.

Further fundraising

The t-shirt design competition is part of a series of fundraising and awareness events that the store will organise for the charity throughout the coming year.  

Natalie Belbin, a teacher at Larkmead, says: ‘We felt this was a good opportunity for the students to raise awareness for an important charity, partner with a local business and the community, and provide them with a different, fresh way of learning.’

Important to the community

The store is delighted with the result, as Atul Vadgama, store director added: ‘So many schools, children and teenagers wanted to get involved, it shows how much Leah’s story affected the community here in Abingdon.  

‘We were all humbled by Leah’s strength as she battled with her illness and so saddened by her death – we’re committed to doing all that we can with our fundraising efforts over the next year.’

Leah’s Legacy is a dedicated Cystic Fibrosis charity, created in memory of Leah Dionne Graham, who sadly passed from the genetic disease at the young age of 17. The charity works to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and the importance of organ donation. Leah’s Legacy also organises fundraising events to raise money for Leah’s chosen charities. 

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