Charlie Clague, aged 10, from Bedlington, is the talented winner of Miller Homes North East’s Tall Ships Regatta children’s drawing competition, which invited youngsters to draw the design of a flag to welcome the Regatta into Blyth, which arrives this weekend (Friday 26 to Monday 29 August 2016).
As the winner, Charlie’s design has been made into a real life-size flag which has been raised to the top of a flagpole at Miller Homes’ Portland Wynd development in Blyth ahead of the Tall Ships’ arrivals. The development is located Off Laverock Hall Road, a route which is frequently used by people making their way to the coast.
Charlie’s colourful design includes Blyth’s famous beach huts, as well as his take on what his dream Tall Ship would look like, sailing along the North East’s picturesque coastline.
Andrew Somerville, Miller Homes North East’s regional sales manager, said: “As our Portland Wynd development is so close to the coast and the Port of Blyth, we wanted to get the local community involved in helping us to mark the arrival of the Tall Ships Regatta in a special way – launching our children’s drawing competition seemed the perfect way to mark the occasion.
“We were so impressed by the entries which we received and would like to say very well done to Charlie. His winning flag design will be raised at Portland Wynd for the duration of the Regatta’s visit and will be seen by the thousands of people heading to the coast to be a part of this fantastic event.”
Commenting on winning, Charlie said: “I’m so happy to have won Miller Homes’ drawing competition and felt really proud to see my flag design at the top of the flagpole at Portland Wynd. It’s great knowing that so many people will get to see this on their way to see the Tall Ships.
“As part of my prize I also get to take home a flag of my own which I can’t wait to display in my bedroom! I’m so pleased that the judges chose me as the winner.”
For more information on Portland Wynd by Miller Homes call 03300 294 295 or visithttp://www.millerhomes.co.uk/new-homes/north-east/portland-wynd-blyth.aspx.
As well as Portland Wynd in Blyth, homebuyers can also choose from Wheatfields in Seaton Delaval, The Acres in Bedlington, Heritage Green in Backworth, Park View in Gateshead,Scholars Gate in Houghton-le-Spring, Wheatlands Chase in Redcar, Acklam Woods in Acklam and Clairville Grange in Middlesbrough.