Travis Perkins unveils competition winner

Published:  08 May, 2017

Travis Perkins has unveiled its winning entry for a school art competition it held in London to mark the company’s signature of the Armed Forces Covenant in March.

The art competition was held across a number of schools in central London to highlight the importance and sacrifice of UK veterans who fought in conflicts over the last 100 years.

The winning entry, selected from over 100 entrants, was Amelia Shooter at Francis Holland School in Westminster. The prize for the winner was to have their piece of art, with the help of a local artist, made into a giant mural and shown on display at the UK’s only surviving historic timber yard on Pimlico Road.

In attendance at the unveiling was Amelia Shooter (age 9), Francis Holland School, Travis Perkins branch employee and artist, Sarah Bozoky, assistant branch manager Samantha Walters, as well as Charles Belbin and James Grant from the military charity SSAFA.

Travis Perkins Group property director Martin Meech said: "We were amazed at the poignancy and understanding behind the children's work, which often accurately reflected the sacrifice of the UK's servicemen and women. We are really proud to have this mural on the wall of our oldest branch as a symbol of our armed forces covenant pledge.”

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