Competition winning poster features at AFC Bournemouth stadium
A poster design competition, part of an educational programme run by Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital in conjunction with premiership football club AFC Bournemouth, has been a successful part of the “Bug Busters” campaign according to a recent report on the Bournemouth Echo website.
Richard Kopfli, who attends Pokesdown Primary School, designed the winning poster in the competition, which was judged by Cherries defender Simon Francis and Lansdowne Road hospital director David McNair.
On the day of the football match, Richard and his family were invited onto the football pitch at half-time to have their photo taken with player Callum Wilson. His poster has gone on display at the AFC Bournemouth Vitality Stadium.
Simon Francis is quoted in the article by Will Frampton as saying
“Washing your hands is so important for good hygiene, especially in places such as football stadiums and schools where there are thousands of people.”
About the Bug Busters initiative
Run by staff from Bournemouth Hospital and the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, the project “educates children through a mixture of classroom sessions, football games and playground activities about cleanliness and promoting the correct procedure for handwashing to help prevent infection.”
Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital’s infection prevention lead, Chris Tickner is also quoted. “Bug Busters is a brilliant way to actively promote and encourage handwashing to halt the spread of infections and bacteria.”
Feature image (above): Bug Busters poster winner Richard Kopfli with AFC Bournemouth Player Ambassador Simon Francis, Steve Cuss, of AFCB Community Trust, Nuffield Health Infection Prevention Lead Chris Tickner, Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital Director David McNair, and AFC Bournemouth’s Steve Fletcher.
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