Hands down the winner

Hands down the winner

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Town & Country would like to thank all children that took part in their local and nationwide “Design Your Own Gardening Glove” Competition.

It was first piloted in Leicestershire in March 2016.  545 entries were received in the three months that it ran and a panel of five met to choose a winner.

The winning design was created by Jawzi Jawhir of Mellor Community School in Leicester.

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The competition was so successful that Town & Country decided to take it nationwide.  Between March – June 1,856 entries were received, the below panel of gardening experts met on June 20 to choose their winner:

Blue Peter’s Skinny Jean Gardeners (Lee and Dale Connelly)
School Coordinator for My Edible School – Stephen Kiernan
BBC2 ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’ Winner: Rob Smith
HTA Chief Executive – Carol Paris
CEO of the Bumblebee Society – Gill Perkins
Product Development Manager at Thompson & Morgan Young Plants Limited – Michael Perry
Marketing Manager for Kent and Stowe – Natalie Searle
Marketing and PR Executive for Town and Country – Andrea Litchfield

Town & Country received entries from all over the UK, including Cornwall, Edinburgh, Cardiff and the Midlands, coincidently the UK winner also came from Leicestershire.

1st place: Aiden Dev Parmar – Leicestershire
2nd place: Rose Tompkins – Essex
3rd place: Saffiyah Memi – Walsall

The winning gloves will be showcased at this year’s Glee and will be available in participating garden centres and via the website from January 2017 onwards.