IFA Promotion is running an art competition to raise funds for children's hospitals around the UK.
Patients at 14 children's hospitals will take part in the IFAP Paintbox Appeal. The challenge is to paint a picture on the theme of: “If I had all the money in the world ” IFAs from 14 regions will be co-ordinating the entries and fund-raising activities. Four winners from each region will be announced this month and will each win £100 Nat ional Savings bonds. The children's wards will also get £100 while the hospitals get £1,000.
For the regional heats, IFAP is donating prize money of £14,000, Family Assurance £6,000 and National Savings £4,000.
Each regional winner will go through to the final to be held in London next May which IFAP is aiming to make a high-profile event.
Frekell Topping IFA Debbi Redpath is co-ordinating entries from the Royal Manchester and Booth Hall Children Hospitals. She says: “It has been fun to be involved in the event, working closely with the hospitals and with support from IFAP. I would definitely like to do it again next year as the financial benefits to the hospitals are significant and it helps us raise awareness of our name in the area.”