Students’ designs on charity cash

Release Date: 24 May 2017

Cancer Research is £200 better off thanks to the designs of a trio of D&A College students.

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Cherie Gilruth, Sofie Tait and Ewan McDonald were awarded £200 for a charity of their choice when they submitted interior design plans for the Arbroath-based Company Phillips Parry Ltd.

Last year John Phillips, of the website design firm, approached students on the HNC 3D design course at Gardyne Campus, inviting them to take part in a competition to design the interior of his company’s new office premises in the Harbour Visitor Centre.

With cash prizes for each of the first three designs plus a donation to the charity of the winner’s choice, John soon had a crop of designs to choose from – all prudently costed.

After careful consideration Cherie’s work was judged best, with Sofie taking the runner’s-up spot and Ewan being placed third.

With £300 of prize-money to be shared among the trio, £150 for first place, £100 for second and £50 for third, the students were delighted.

John visited D&A College to present the students with their prizemoney and the charity donation.

“The standard of the work was exceptional from all the students and it was difficult to make the final choice,” said John.

“However, given the level of detail that Cherie had supplied, we found her to be the overall winner.

Phillips Parry would like to thank all concerned from D&A College for their time and support, especially the students who took part.”