Everton in the Community, LEGO®, LEGO® Education and CreativeHUT have come together once more to give supporters the chance to celebrate the behaviour and/or achievements of children and young people during recent times with a new #BuildCommunitiesTogether reward competition.
In conjunction with the Club and charity’s Blue Family campaign, parents, teachers, family members and friends are invited to nominate a young person they know aged 16 and under who has shown exemplary behaviour, resilience and understanding during the period of lockdown and/or an act of kindness which has had a lasting effect on an individual or a community.
Head to the nomination form below to nominate a young person.
We ask that the nominee is aged 16 and under, and their nomination centres on efforts, behaviour and or achievements made during the lockdown period from March to the present day. Nominations are now open and will close on Sunday 26 July. Once nominations close, a panel of judges from Everton in the Community, Creative Hut and LEGO® will select a number of worthy winners, where they’ll win one of several limited-edition LEGO kits and be acknowledged on Everton’s media channels for their courageous work during uncertain times.
The coronavirus pandemic and the Government’s lockdown measures as a result, brought a halt to the everyday routine of children and young people across the country, with schools closing, events being cancelled and the nationwide ‘Stay At Home’ message meaning children across the UK were restricted to their own homes, and unable to visit their friends and other family members.
During the period of lockdown, the charity joined forces with CreativeHUT to ask families to ‘stay build connect’ and use their imaginations – and their LEGO - to build anything they wanted. Finished entries were shared on Everton in the Community’s social media channels, with five winners each week chosen to win one of 25 LEGO Classic Bricks and Eyes kits.
🏗️ We have selected three of our five winners for this week's Build Together challenge. #StayBuildConnect #BlueFamily #LetsBuildTogether— Everton in the Community (@EITC) May 15, 2020
👏 Please DM us with a name and address to claim your prize! pic.twitter.com/c0JQb8LhDz
In addition, CreativeHUT also donated 75 other kits to community education hubs across the Liverpool City region, for use by at-risk and vulnerable children, and children of key workers who supported our city during the coronavirus pandemic. A further 25 kits were also donated to participants from Everton in the Community’s 41 Goodison programme bringing the overall number of kits donated to 125 in total.
In recollection of the fantastic creations, and the wonderful community spirit shown across the city during the period of lockdown, LEGO® and LEGO® Education have even more kits which will be gifted to young people chosen as part of the #BuildingCommunitiesTogether reward competition.
Each individual prize currently retails at £80 or more with the likes of the ‘Heartlake City Airplane’ ‘Phantom Fire Truck 3000’, ‘Story Tales 45005’ and ‘SPIKE Prime 45678’ and more all up for grabs for young people who have embodied true community spirit throughout this challenging period.
We look forward to reading your fantastic stories and heartfelt gestures. Good luck!