Members of South Shields arts group design prize-winning poster

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People with an artistic flair have created a prize-winning flyer to promote a centre helping people to live more safer lives.

Members of Arts 4 Wellbeing were impressed by a visit to SafetyWorks they set about designing a flyer to raise awareness of the venue’s latest hub covering the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation.

This is a great achievement for Arts 4 Wellbeing

Raylee Harrison

The Newcastle-based centre provides interactive scenarios to help visitors learn how to prevent danger and live safely including water safety, home fire safety and police led sessions.

The poster was put forward along with other designs from schools and community groups from across the region and was chosen as the winner.

It was framed and presented to the members of the group, who have physical and learning disabilities or mental health needs, by Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best and Inspector John Miller.

Community Support Officers Claire Jones and Nichola Bone and Community Engagement Officer Richie Miles, who work closely with the charity based in Derby Street, were also at the event to see members praised for their creative talents.

Arts 4 Wellbeing manager Raylee Harrison said: “We spent a couple of weeks coming up with various designs but we felt we needed something that would stand out. The group had to consider all ages and they came up with the idea which part of the body would you defend yourself with and they all said their hands.

“This is a great achievement for Arts 4 Wellbeing and everyone that was involved in the competition. Our hope that this flyer provides information for those in need.