'Push the Smokefree Button' Competition Winners Announced - 21 December 2015

'Push the Smokefree Button' Competition Winners Announced - 21 December 2015

Over the summer school holiday’s Musgrove launched a Smokefree poster competition for local primary school children aged between 4- 11.

As part of the continual campaign to raise awareness of the hospital being a Smokefree site, a poster competition was launched to encourage patients and visitors to use the hospital’s Smokefree buttons, which feature the voices of over 25 local children (located on the inside of all main entrances to the hospital).

The Smokefree buttons have been a great success and have had a really positive impact on the number of smokers the hospital has seen on-site, and the number of people engaging with the policy.

Building on the success of the buttons, Musgrove Park Hospital sought help from local primary school children to spread the message by asking them to pick up their pens and pencils over the school holidays and design an innovative poster.

Children across Somerset took part in designing the posters for a chance to win a prize and have their winning poster displayed in the hospital next to the Smokefree buttons.

Out of many fantastic entries made by children aged between 4-11, a total of nine winners were selected by Musgrove Park Hospital’s Chief Executive, Dr Sam Barrell and local MP Rebecca Pow.  

Huge congratulations go to the winners of the competition:

Age 4-6 category:

Elsie from the Langport area

Georgia Radford

Minnie Groves

Age 7-9 category:

Charles Radford

Alfie Fearn

Sophia Radford

Age 10-11 category:

Morgan from the Watchet area

Rebecca Goldsworthy

Melanie Jerome.

The winning posters are now on display within the hospital.

We would like to thank the following organisations: Paignton Zoo, Butlin’s, Wookey Hole, Woodlands, Puxton Park, Wellington Sports Centre, Blackbrook leisure centre and Watkins Toy Shop for making prize donations in aid of the competition.

A special thank you also goes out to all of the children who took part in the competition. 

Click here to take a look at the winning posters.