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Winners of Sunshine Coast competition announced

21 March 2016

The five winners of a rail safety competition, who will each receive £100 high street vouchers, have been announced.


The competition, funded by Abellio Challenge, was organised by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership (ESSCRP), supported by Essex County Council, with the help of the Level Best Art Café in Colchester.
Trainees from the café, which provides work skills training to adults with disabilities, created a set of paintings with an animal depicted in each.
The paintings were then displayed in 11 train stations, from Colchester to Clacton, along the Sunshine Coast Line and the public was encouraged to visit five of the stations to identify the animals in the pictures, taking a photo of the station whilst there. Entrants also had to answer a simple question and devise a rail safety slogan to be in with a chance of winning.

The five winners announced today are:

  • Paul Allen, Maldon
  • Violet Long, Great Bromley
  • Lucy Weymouth, Colchester
  • Jonathan Rensink, Wivenhoe
  •  Abi Sallows, Alresford
Councillor Eddie Johnson, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Delivery at Essex County Council said: “This competition is a great example of the Community Rail Partnership coming together to create a fun activity with a serious message, improving awareness of rail safety issues.”
Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager at Abellio Greater Anglia, said: “We are pleased to work closely with Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership on this and many other projects to engage more closely with the local community.”