Last chance for Retford to write heroic poem

Guardian News
Guardian News

Now is the chance for Retford residents to praise their heroes by putting together some words for a poetry competition.

The closing date for the competition, which asks budding bards to write a poem on the theme Help for Heroes is fast approaching - 11th November.

The author of the best poem will win £250 in Primark vouchers.

Post your entry, along with a cheque donation made out to Help For Heroes, to United Press, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB.

You can donate as much as you like and enter as many poems as you like, just don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number.

“We’re looking for poems related to Help for Heroes,” said Joanna Cummings of United Press, one of the people who will judge the competition.

“It could be a poem about an individual or it could be a poem with a message. It can be any length, from an epic poem to a short ditty.”

“The minimum donation we’re asking for is a pound, but I think people feel so passionate about this subject that many donations will be much more and many people will send several poems.”

The winner will have their poem published in a general collection of modern poetry and will receive a free copy of the book.