May 19 2013 Latest news:
By Russell Cook
Sunday, April 22, 2012
SCHOOLS in Suffolk are being invited to take part in a project which could see pupils wearing T-shirts featuring the official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee logo.
Bury St Edmunds-based charity Workwise has been granted Crown copyright to produce a range of memorabilia featuring the official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee logo. The merchandise will include T-shirts, bags and glassware.
As part of the project, the charity – which runs a number of services across the county to support people with mental health issues – is inviting schools to purchase the T-shirts for their pupils to wear during the celebrations.
Val Beresford, Workwise chief executive, said: “We were thrilled when we were given permission to use the official logo on our merchandise, which we plan to sell to raise money for the charity.
However, a key part of the project is to get schools involved, we think it would be fantastic to have all school pupils across the county wearing an officially branded T-shirt to mark this historic, once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
“This project will be educational for the children.”
The project is being back by Suffolk County councillors Mark Ereira, Stefan Oliver and Craig Dearden-Phillips who have provided funds for the initiative out of their locality budgets.
The merchandise, including adult sized T-shirts, is now on sale from the Workwise shop, Cavern 4, in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds.
Purchases can also be made online at http://workwise.org.uk/shop