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School kids design their own I Love MCR t-shirts inspired by their local community

Local schools across the city have been creating artwork to represent what they love most about Manchester

This year marks 10 years of Manchester Day. And to celebrate, local schools across the city have been creating artwork to represent what they love most about Manchester.

I Love MCR® asked schools across Greater Manchester to submit artwork that best represents what their community means to them. And after weeks of entries coming in, we have selected ten winners.

Each child has had their winning artwork redesigned and printed onto their own organic I Love MCR t-shirt, which you will soon be able to buy in our online shop.

The competition asked children across the city to redesign the unisex kids’ t-shirts with a design that best reflects their local community and love of Manchester.

Local schools were tasked with either designing the t-shirts by themselves, or as part of a schools entry, and simply asked to create artwork reflecting all the things people love most about living in Manchester.

This year’s Manchester Day has a very important message. The organisers want to spread awareness of the importance of sustainability and ‘keeping green’ to the people of Manchester.

This is why our new organic I Love MCR clothing shop is a perfect fit for the festival.

The 10 young winners will see their designs brought to life as their winning artwork is emblazoned on limited edition 100% organic t-shirts and sold in our renewable and responsible online store to celebrate Manchester Day.

Profits from the sale of each limited edition t-shirt will go towards the brand’s beneficiary partner charity, We Love MCR Charity, which works tirelessly to improve the lives and life chances of the people of Manchester.

“We’re proud to be celebrating what this colourful community has to offer whilst committing to being green with our organic merchandise,” said Chris Greenhalgh, chief executive of I Love MCR.

“All the entries that we’ve seen have been thoughtful and beautiful. It wasn’t easy to pick just 10 winners, but the final designs really represent what Manchester is all about.

“We want to thank everyone for their inspiring efforts and I’d like to personally invite everyone in the area to come and get involved on Manchester Day in what will be an amazing celebration.”


The winners

The winners are Scarlett from Brookburn Primary School in Chorlton, Victoria Dos Santos from Claremont Primary School in Moss Side, Cher from Cringle Brook Primary in Levenshulme, Ria Mistry from Cavendish Community Primary School in West Didsbury, Jennifer Rowbotham from Irlam and Cadishead Academy, Joshua McAllister from St Marys RC Primary School in Swinton, Salford, Gracie-Mae from Christ the King RC Primary School in Worsley, Salford, Alicia Rowe from Company Boys Brigade Langworthy Road in Salford, Stephen Henderson from Ringway School in Wythenshawe, and Ellie Bradshaw from Old Hall Drive Academy in Gorton.

All 10 winning t-shirt designs will all be available to purchase from the new I Love MCR organic online shop from Manchester Day on 23rd June.


Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people and communities across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. Thank you in advance!

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