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Tuesday 10th May 2016

CHILDREN from Maidstone have been set the challenge to grow the “fattest sunflower face” for Barnardo’s this month.

Peter Burks, from Potter and Rest, which has set the May challenge, explains that the seeds being used have especially large flower heads.

He said: “We know that many schools have gardening clubs and we would love it if they could get involved too. As well as entering our competition they could have their own in-house one too.”

The competition will raise money for Barnado’s by asking schools and parents for a £1 donation when they order their seeds.

Order your packet for £1 from, and download an entry form at

In September, children will be asked to measure their sunflower ‘face’ and take a photo of it, with the chance of becoming regional, or national winner, and receiving a certificate and garden voucher.

All email entries must be submitted to by midnight on September 30.