Following their spectacular fundraising efforts in 2015, we gave pupils at Hinde House School in Sheffield a very special challenge to help kick off the 2016 campaign. For 4Challenge 2015, pupils from the school competed to design the back of the riders' jerseys. This year we went one step further, and gave a group of year 10 students the opportunity to design the whole kit!
Supported by our own 4Challenge designer David McNeill (from Revo Creative), the pupils were given a real design brief, just as you would expect for a real world commercial project. The creative designs were then judged and Lewis Duffin was selected as the worthy winner.
A Rubik's Puzzle
Lewis's design incorporated the colours and style of a Rubik’s cube in memory of his Grandad Tony, who was treated at Weston Park Hospital before losing his cancer battle over 18 years ago.
“When we were asked to design the kits, I immediately thought about the times my Mum had told me that Grandad had sat having treatment in Weston Park Hospital playing with his Rubik’s cube. The Rubik’s cube idea not only looks good but it also represents everything fitting together and the numerous ways staff at the hospital went about trying to treat my Grandad’s cancer.”
“Although he didn’t make it, the kit designs are symbolic of all the support and care staff at the hospital gave him and his family during this difficult time - I’m really proud of how my designs have turned out.”
Lewis's design has now been developed by David McNeill, incorporating kit sponsor logos and is ready to be emblazoned on the kits of the 19 4Challenge riders.
2016 4Challenge rider and Executive Principal at Hinde House, Chris French, commented,
"Our involvement with 4Challenge and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is very important to us, and the kit design project has been a fabulous ‘spin off’ project for students. They have found the real-life element of the design challenge and the charity cause really motivational. As a result they have worked incredibly hard to create a series of unique and interesting designs. Their effort, team work and creativity has been superb.”
Please take a moment to congratulate and encourage the school through making a donation to this year's challenge and naming your donation "well done Lewis".