Larbert girl wins contest to design housing provider's anniversary logo

A Larbert girl with a passion for creative art has designed a new logo for a Scottish housing provider.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 12th February 2021, 12:30 pm

Ten-year-old Millie Blair took part in Bield Housing and Care’s competition to design an emblem for its 50th birthday celebration.

Not only did the talented youngster win first prize, she also received £100 voucher.

Lynne Douglas Bield chief executive, praised the artist for her bright and colourful design, stating its ability to make people smile was the deciding factor in the work being chosen as the winner.

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Larbert girl Millie Blair celebrates winning Bield Housing and Care's 50th anniversary design contest. Contributed.

Millie said: “It was really exciting but pretty surprising to hear I had won the competition – I didn’t expect it!

“I was inspired to draw a bee because of the Bield slogan ‘free to be’. I wanted to use bright colours to cheer people up and mainly gold because of the golden anniversary.

“Art is a big passion of mine, I attend an art club and enjoy drawing, so when I heard about the competition I wanted to give it a shot.”

Millie selected an Amazon voucher as her prize and is planning to buying art supplies and decorate her new room.

Bield will celebrate its 50th anniversary on March 17 and continue the celebrations throughout the year, with individuals encouraged to share their memories and stories of Bield to [email protected]

The registered charity grew from humble beginnings, starting out with one housing development in Bo’ness, and has gone on to become a major provider of housing and care services for around 20,000 older people across 22 council areas.

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