Schoolgirl is flying high with design

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A Seghill schoolgirl has won a competition to design the new Airfix Hawk model, raising money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund in the process.

Fourteen-year-old Heather Morien from Seghill, had her design selected from hundreds of entries from around the world. It will now be turned into a model kit, available to buy next year.

Cramlington Learning Village pupil Heather said: “I am really happy; I never thought that I would actually win the competition.

“I can’t wait to go to the shops and be one of the first to buy it so I can add it to my collection.”

A percentage of profits from the sale of Heather’s design will go to the Royal Air Force Benevolent charity.

Darrel Burge, Airfix Marketing Manager, said: “Airfix wanted to extend our association with the RAF Benevolent Fund, and raise awareness of the charity and our links to it. Enabling someone to design their own kit, and raising even more funds for the charity, has proven to be a great way to engage people, and in turn allows us to provide a fantastic lifetime prize for our winner.”