Winners at the 2021 Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards will receive a special trophy designed by 12-year-old Faith Tuohy.
The student from Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden, won the design competition staged by South Kent Mind to create the trophy that will be presented to the overall champions of the annual wellbeing awards.
This week Cactus Graphics, based in Dover transformed Faith’s artwork into a 3D trophy cut out of sustainable bamboo. Faith, mum Roxy and awards headline partner Joel Mitchell of Stagecoach visited Cactus Graphics to see the trophies roll off the production line.
Simon Dolby from South Kent Mind, which staged the design competition to support the wellbeing awards, said: “It was a very exciting moment to see Faith’s artwork turned into the trophies for this year’s event. We are so grateful to Cactus Graphics for their support in making this all happen.”
Faith was given a copy of the trophy to keep as a souvenir and her school will be presented with a copy which students can earn for projects linked to wellbeing.
As well as Stagecoach, the Kent and Medway Wellbeing Awards are supported by Kent Community Foundation, Loch Associates, Crossways Community, Blessings by Ble, Independent Music Productions, West Kent Mind, North Kent Mind and Mid Kent Mind. To find out more visit KentMHWAwards.org.uk