Power of belief brings Faith a competition win

A young service user has seen her artwork come to life after she won our 'Get Involved' art competition for young people run across the Trust.

A young service user has seen her artwork come to life after she won our 'Get Involved' art competition for young people run across the Trust.

Faith Wilthew, aged, 16, won the competition to create a piece of artwork to feature on Trust voucher wallets.

Faith’s unicorn design was inspired by her power of belief that anything is possible and will now feature on the front of voucher wallets used by the Trust.

Commenting on the competition Gemma Gray, involvement and engagement officer said: “The involvement of our service users in Trust decisions and activities is central in helping us to meet their needs and to continuously improve our services. As a thank you we offer our younger service users vouchers for any involvement and engagement activities they take part in for us.

“Art can be a very therapeutic activity and one that we use widely across the Trust. We thought it would be great to involve young people further by encouraging them to use their creative flair in designing the voucher wallet for us.”

Catherine Haigh, Middlesbrough Governor who judged the entries said: “We certainly have some very talented young people and it was really hard to choose a winner from the many impressive entries, but Faith’s design was very eye catching and we loved the notion of believing that anything is possible, as we ultimately want the young people who use Trust services to have a strong sense of belief in their future.”

Faith said “I really enjoyed taking part in the competition and very happy that my artwork has been chosen as the winning design. I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished voucher wallet.”

Catherine presented Faith with her certificate and shopping vouchers and the unicorn artwork will now become the main feature of the voucher wallet.

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