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npower announces poetry competition winner


npower has announced that Lynda Maries has won two massive boxes of cuddly toy football mascots for the children at Cove Infant School in Farnborough, after successfully entering a national poetry competition.

Four lines of inspired verse written by Lynda, a Learning Support Assistant at the school, won the soft toys for the pupils.

Lynda entered a competition in a national newspaper (Daily Express) to nominate a deserving cause which would appreciate the cuddly mascots, provided by npower, sponsor of the npower Football League.

Lynda’s winning entry read:

"To npower, Cove Infant YRR Classes, would be in debt,
If a delivery of mascots, we were to get.
They would make phonic sessions more exciting to do,
And with money in short supply; they’d be a boost too"

Lynda’s poem caught the judges’ attention, and on Friday December 17th two npower girls ’played Santa’ and delivered the npower donation of cuddly toys to the school.

Lynda said: "It was a shock but I’m thrilled to have won.

“The mascots will go to the reception class and will make phonics lessons much more enjoyable.”

Lynda, a resident of Cove, also collected four tickets to watch her beloved Reading in the New Year, courtesy of npower.

Head teacher Mrs Jan Sampson said: "It’s a great way to end the term.

“The children are over the moon with the toys.”

npower Sponsorship Manager, Emma Collins said: "After a Christmas photoshoot with our npower Football League Ambassador Dion Dublin, we decided it would be nice to find a good home for the cuddly toys.

“We were delighted with Lynda’s clever verse and we truly hope the mini mascots will make the children’s phonic sessions more exciting.”


About npower:
npower is one of the top energy suppliers to the UK business market, serving over 238,000 small to medium sized enterprise sites and around 17,000 industrial and commercial customers, with over 100,000 sites.

npower is proud sponsor of the npower Football League, including the npower Championship, npower League 1 and npower League 2.

npower is dedicated to helping UK businesses use energy more efficiently and therefore save energy and spend less money on their bills.  It aims to have a positive impact on the communities it serves and reduce its customers’ carbon footprint whilst always improving its service to its customers.

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