A youngster from Billingborough was named runner-up in a competition.
East Coast has announced that Georgina Stamp, 10, from Billingborough Primary School, has won a runner-up prize in its ‘Happy Journeys’ competition. Georgina’s prize is First Class family return tickets to any destination along the East Coast route.
Children up and down the East Coast route from London to Scotland were asked to submit a picture of their own ‘Happy Journey’ to celebrate five years of service on the line while helping to promote the train operator’s adopted charity, Railway Children.
Georgina’s picture was chosen, from just under 1,000 entries, by famous children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr and BBC CBeebies children’s TV star Mister Maker.
The competition winner, five-year-old Ava Buchan, from Hull, has seen her drawing replicated on a large scale model made from train parts by artist Ptolemy Elrington.
Georgina will also receive a signed letter of congratulations from Mister Maker and a signed copy of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
On winning the competition, Georgina said: “I am very pleased I have won the prize. I haven’t decided where to go yet but I promise to take lots of photos!”