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Flair partners with British astronaut Helen Sharman CMG OBE for Spirograph campaign

Flair has detailed a collaboration with the first British Astronaut, Helen Sharman CMG OBE, in the search to find a Spirograph Artist of 2019.

The campaign, which runs from January through to May 2019, came about when Helen Sharman spoke at a BTHA open day mentioning how, as a child, Spirograph was her favourite toy.

Since that moment, the Flair team has been keen to include Helen in a project that would combine her memories of the toy with her onward career in Space.

From January until March, a competition will be launched for children to create a Night Sky or Space picture using the shapes and patterns created with Spirograph. After judging in April, the shortlisted entrants will be invited to a London presentation where the winner will be announced by Sharman.

Verity Groom, marketing manager, GP Flair, commented: “Helen Sharman is a true inspiration as both a motivational speaker and a forerunner in her field. 

"It is an honour to be working with her on this project. The theme of stars and Space has an obvious connection, but is also the perfect way to practice your Spirograph skills. 

"It will be something that all children can create easily whatever their level, and we look forward to seeing the entries come through.”

Sharman added: “In my work, I am very fortunate to meet many children and I always enjoy connecting with them, through the wonders of Space and science. 

"Combining this with one of my own favourite childhood toys is a real pleasure. If they just look up at the night sky, all children can be inspired to be creative with a toy that has been loved by so many young people for generations. 

"I am very much looking forward to seeing the wonderful entries.”

For more information about the campaign or Spirograph please call GP Flair on 0208 643 0320 or email info@flairplc.co.uk 

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