A talented school girl has made a lasting impression with a rescue team.
Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade ran a competition with local schools to design a commemorative logo to make the organisation’s 150th anniversary later this year.
After a tough judging session, officials picked the winning design produced by Marden High School pupil Louise Richardson.
She was joined by her father Trevor, headteacher Jonathan Morris and art teacher Linda Noble on a tour of the TVLB’s Watch House, where they met brigade members and Louise saw the finished logo for the first time.
Louise said she had the idea of using a lifebelt because of its obvious associations with the sea and rescue and thought the colours she chose were nautical as well as patriotic.
TVLB captain Peter Lilley said: “With her clean and simple design she has produced an image that clearly embodies the Brigade and succinctly communicates the nature of the institution. Put simply, her logo is symbolic of what we do, it is visual and has impact and winning this competition has made Louise feel both proud and pleased.”