Tilly’s bag design used at Booth’s

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The new Booths store in Barrowford has launched a limited edition Bag for Life – and appropriately the exclusive design was created by local schoolgirl Tilly Mae Sparks.

Aspiring young designers from schools across East Lancashire have been taking on the challenge to design a new look reusable bag, inspired by the theme of “my favourite Lancashire food”.

The competition was launched by Booths to mark the opening of its new 30th store in Barrowford and has received an extraordinary number of competition entries from four local schools.

Judges were looking for an eye-catching design highlighting Booths’ commitment to sourcing local produce from the fantastic foods Lancashire has to offer.

They announced Tilly Mae, a seven-year-old from Barrowford St Thomas’s Primary School, as producing the winning design which now appears on Bags for Life sold exclusively in the Barrowford store.

Dean Gibson, Manager of Barrowford Booths, said: “We were really impressed with Tilly’s drawing which we felt underpinned Booths’ commitment to sourcing products fresh and seasonally from within the county and also promoted healthy eating.

“The design focuses on fruit and vegetables and we are proud to source much of our fresh produce, such as cauliflowers, beetroot, tomatoes, potatoes and cabbage to name a few, from Lancashire farmers.

“Congratulations to Tilly on her wonderful winning design and thank you to all the schools that took part. It really was a particularly challenging competition to judge - the panel shortlisted six entries which were displayed on the walls and voted for by the entire team at Booths Central Office.”

A prize was presented to Tilly Mae at a preview evening of the new store where she performed, along with classmates from the Barrowford St Thomas’s Primary School Choir, to 450 local guests.

The winning bag is now on sale at every checkout in Booths Barrowford.