New kind of sporting hero

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Artistic youngsters put pencil to paper to design a new sporting hero.

More than 600 kids entered the Evening Post and Spar’s drawing competition, Gimme 5, to promote healthy eating.

St Mary's and St Benedicts in Bamber Bridge won the Spar's Gimme 5 competition

St Mary's and St Benedicts in Bamber Bridge won the Spar's Gimme 5 competition

We challenged them to draw a piece of fruit or veg as a fun character which could be part of Spar’s five-a-side football team.

A selection appeared in a supplement in the paper, and readers were invited to vote for their favourite for a shortlist.

Spar judges then selected Milly-Lee Milligan, nine, from St Mary’s and St Benedict’s school in Bamber Bridge as the overall winner.

Milly-Lee won tickets for friends and family for PNE’s final game of the season, plus a training session for her school with PNE coaches and Deepdale Duck, together with lots of free fruit.

Gimme 5

Gimme 5

Andrew Barnes, Trading Director at James Hall, Spar distributor for the North of England, said: “We all know the importance of eating a healthy, balanced, diet, which is why, at SPAR, we aim to provide our customers with a wide range of fresh fruit and veg, at great prices. Where possible this produce is also sourced from your local area.

“Healthy eating should be fun and we really enjoyed seeing all your entries, and putting together our ‘team.”

Runners up included James Sledge, Beau Smith, Kyle Paterson, Thomas Seed, plusFreida Neve Guilliat, Nicole McGinnes and Alicia Smith were highly commended.

All won tickets for PNE’s game against Gillingham.