Emily’s poster to promote new start for business

The winning entry.
The winning entry.

LOCAL schoolchildren are helping promote a business which suffered heavy flooding earlier this year.

Six months ago Bathrooms Whitley Bay was a victim of the summer floods, and the shop in Burnside Road has been closed ever since.

But it is set to open next week in Park View with a new showroom.

And it has enlisted the help of local schoolchildren to help design an advert.

Youngsters were given a design brief which had the name of the showroom, the date it was opening and the address.

And 11-year-old Emily Muir, of Marden Bridge Middle School, was named as the winner for her design, and picked up vouchers worth £50 for Smyths Toy Store.

George Campbell, owner of Bathrooms Whitley Bay, said: “We wanted to do something that would get the community involved and we have family in some of the schools.

“There were some good entries, and it was difficult.

“It’s been a difficult few months for us but we are looking forward to opening.”

When the shop does open on Saturday, December 1, customers will be able to take part in a raffle, with all the funds raised going to the Teddy’s for Loving Care Appeal, where a child who is admitted into accident and emergency will be given a teddy bear.