• Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

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North East youngsters win model contest

 THE spotlight has been shining brightly on two youngsters chosen from hundreds of entries to be the 2019 ‘feet’ of Charles Clinkard first shoes.

Phoebe Sankey, 18-months-old, from Stockton, and Lucas O’Neill, 16 months from Darlington, attended the glamorous of photo shoot with their mums Helen and Jenny.

And the results were some stunning images their families will be able to treasure for years to come.

The photographs will feature in the family footwear retailer’s firms advertising and in-store promotions across its 30-plus outlets nationwide.

The pair were entered into the contest by their parents who were asked to take a snap of their children and send it off to Charles Clinkard.

Jenny said: “I really didn’t expect to win but it was a good prize so I thought I’d give it a go – and of course there’s always the fact I think Lucas is gorgeous!

“The photographer was very patient and the results speak for themselves. I expect he’ll see himself in the stores and give a wave and say “Hello Lucas.”

Phoebe’s nana entered her in the competition. Helen said: “We were so excited when my mum told me that Phoebe had won a competition to be a model and a year’s supply of shoes!

“The photo shoot was really fun (as well as tricky to keep an 18-month-old still!) and we can’t wait to see her gorgeous photographs in the shops in the autumn.”

Managing director of the firm Charles Clinkard, said: “We run a similar competition every year and every year we are glad we did. The level and quality of entries are high and the photoshoot always produces great pictures for our campaigns.

“It also gives us the chance to remind parents just how important it is to have children’s feet properly measured – especially for their first shoes.

“And it’s easy, they just need to pop into one of our stores and one of highly trained staff will make sure they leave with comfortable, suitable shoes.”

The tots also win free shoes for a year.