5 June 2017

An exciting new health project in Haverhill will be fronted by the work of a 15-year-old student from the town.

Students from Samuel Ward Academy were invited to design a draft logo for the new Haverhill LifeLink project, run by ONE Haverhill Partnership.

And 15-year-old Zach Baldwin was chosen with his design now fronting all marketing materials for the innovative project, which is due to start in July.

John Mayhew, chairman of ONE Haverhill Partnership, said: “We wanted the young people in our town to connect with this exciting new health project which will benefit all.

“And we were really impressed by the creative skills of students at Samuel Ward Academy not to mention their commercial acumen in getting designs drawn up so quickly.

“I would like to thank all the design students for their hard work and congratulate Zach on his fantastic winning logo.”

Owen Elsom, 15, and Alfie Fordery-Harber, 14, were also highly commended by the judging panel - made up of representatives from the Haverhill LifeLink steering group - with all three getting a prize for their efforts

Haverhill LifeLink has been launched to combat some of the pressures on GP services in the town - including the high percentage of appointments which are for social needs rather than medical.

Under the ‘social prescribing’ scheme, two LifeLink coordinators will be employed to signpost between identified patients and the vast amount of vibrant community groups and activities in Haverhill.

The project builds on ONE Haverhill Partnership’s priority to improve health and access to services in the town.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council, who are partners in the innovative project, are recruiting two Haverhill LifeLink Coordinators with a view to launching the pilot scheme in the summer.

If you would like to know any more about the Haverhill LifeLink scheme, please contact Lauren White-Miller on 07946 293561 or Lauren.White-Miller@westsuffolk.gov.uk.

Haverhill LifeLink unveils new logo

Reaction from Samuel Ward Academy

Zach said: “I wanted to show the link between the project and the people it will help.

"I am quite keen on design and it is very exciting to think my idea will be used as the logo for Haverhill LifeLink.”

The school's Head of design and technology Adam Duszynski said: “I was delighted with how all the students embraced the brief around designing a logo for Haverhill LifeLink.

“They all researched both ONE Haverhill Partnership and similar schemes across the country to produce their own individual logo. It was a great insight into the world of work.”


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