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Solihull residents invited to enter competition for local children's charity

Solihull Editorial 21st Sep, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL residents are being invited to show off their ‘bags of talent’ in a competition in aid of a local children’s charity.

As part of The Children’s Air Ambulance’s ‘Handbag Amnesty’ event, local people are being encouraged to create an eye-catching window display for the charity’s Kings Heath and Solihull shops this autumn.

The design competition will see two lucky winners given the chance to create their own unique window displays – using unwanted handbags donated by fellow residents.

Store manager, Denise Bates from the Solihull store said staff were excited to see the creative ideas of local students and aspiring fashionistas.

She added: “This is no easy task – competition entrants will have to think of something creative and original to make the window really stand out.

“The winning design will not only take pride of place on the high street, but also help us raise vital funds for critically ill children.

“Everyone can get involved, whether that’s submitting a window design or simply donating a handbag this Autumn.”

The Children’s Air Ambulance – based at Coventry Airport – provides transfers for critically ill children across the country in the charity’s one-of-a-kind helicopter.

To enter the competition, people must submit a creative sketch, design or drawing of how they would present the Handbag Amnesty window display, alongside their name, contact details and short description of why they would love this special opportunity to

The competition closes on Friday, October 23, with the winner announced on Monday, October 26.

Applicants must be free to design the window display on Sunday, November 1.

Handbag donations are also welcome and can be made at the Kings Heath and Solihull shops from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends.

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