SHEFFIELD Hospitals Charity are encouraging Barnsley school kids to design their new mascot.

The challenge is open until November 4, and the winning design will be brought to life.

It’s open for kids aged seven to 11, and designs can be submitted on the Twinkl website.

Sam Earnshaw, head of corporate partnership and major giving at Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said” “This new partnership is one of our most exciting yet.

“Having the involvement of primary school children across Sheffield and South Yorkshire to design the mascot brings with it a wonderful opportunity.

The difficult bit will be choosing our design winner.

“The partnership with Twinkl and the creation of a new mascot will give us a new identity that will be a part of the charity for years to come.

“The people of Sheffield and beyond will be touched by one or more of our hospitals at some point in their life.

“Our hospitals are at the very heart of care in the City and Region, and we need to look after them.”