12:51PM, Wednesday 05 March 2014
Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen OBE is looking for 'bright ideas'.
The former Sunningdale schoolgirl, who lives in Maidenhead, has been announced as ambassador for this year's Royal Borough Bright Idea challenge.
She takes over the role from Sir Michael Parkinson who helped attract more than 80 entries for last year’s competition.
The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture in St Leonard's Road, Windsor has also come on board as a major sponsor for the event, which this year also features a junior version. It will serve as the launch venue and host the awards evening.
Firestation managing director Dan Eastmond said: "It is also hoped that we will be able to work with the winners as they get their ideas off the ground and will announce how this may pan out in the coming months."
Sophie and Dan will join leader of the Royal Borough Cllr David Burbage, and the authority's deputy lead member for youth, Cllr Natasha Airey, on the judging panel.
Other sponsors are also welcome to get involved in the challenge prizes and help build upon the success of last year’s inaugural event.
Details of the launch date, cash prizes for winners and the awards evening will be announced in the coming months.
Enquiries about sponsorship opportunities for the Bright Idea challenge prizes 2014 can be made to Harjit Hunjan, community and business partnerships manager, on 01628 796947 or email@example.com
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