Specsavers in Kettering has chosen a special design by local schoolgirl, Evie Armer, to be turned into a unique tea towel to raise money for Guide Dogs.

As part of a competition run by the store, local children were invited to get creative and design a tea towel that could be sold to raise money to fund the breeding and training of a guide dog puppy in the local area.

‘We received so many brilliant entries but Evie’s really stood out as a lovely design that gets across just how much Guide Dogs help people,’ said Mark Turner, store director. ‘It was great to present Evie, Joseph and Ollie with their prizes and I’m sure they’ll enjoy them very much, especially over the Christmas break.’

Evie’s design was chosen from more than 100 entries and has now been turned into a limited edition tea towel. At a special awards assembly, Specsavers awarded Evie, aged nine, with her very own brand new Kindle and an iPad for her and her classmates at Rushton Primary School. Joseph Gaskin, aged seven, and Ollie Dale, aged 10, were chosen as two runners-up and each received a £50 Amazon voucher.

Evie’s specially designed tea towel is now available to buy at Kettering Specsavers for just £4. All the money raised will go towards the stores’ £5,000 target to fund a guide dog puppy in Kettering.

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