AN accomplished fashion design student has spoken about the “rewarding” moment

her highly guarded idea for a charity’s new garment was unveiled at a fashion event.

Megan Grinham, 21, from Colchester, recently won the chance to design this year’s Children In Need T-shirt after out drawing the hundreds of applicants who entered the BBC’s annual competition.

Despite learning about her victory three months ago the former Phillip Morant pupil, who is only weeks away from graduating from the Norwich University of Arts, has had to remain relatively tight-lipped about the specifics of the fundraising and clever sketch.

But after weeks of anticipation and collaboratively working with Asda’s fashion line George to refine the product, Megan’s inspiring design was finally unveiled last Wednesday during Graduate Fashion Week’s closing gala show.

Megan said: “It feels amazing to have my t-shirt design revealed at Graduate Fashion Week, as it has been a long journey from the very first design to actually seeing it finalised on a t-shirt.

“I had to go up to the front of the catwalk while a model wearing my design and Pudsey bear walked down the runway.

“I felt very honoured to have won the competition, seeing the final product was rewarding and finally letting others see it was very exciting.”

Following the elaborate reveal, Megan’s T-shirt, which is inspired by community and sees relatable words form the iconic shape of Pudsey’s face, will now act as the official tool for Children in Need’s fundraising efforts and 2019 campaign.

It will be sold online and nationwide in hundreds of Asda’s supermarket stores, raising vital funds for the worldwide charity, which generates millions of pounds in donations every year.

Megan said: “I feel honoured to be involved with such a prestigious charity and knowing that the T-shirt will be sold across the country feels surreal.

“I can’t wait to see everyone wearing it and to raise money for an amazing cause and help less fortunate children feels amazing.”

Megan will now attend Children in Needs live show later this year and is on the hunt for her first job in the fashion design industry ahead of her graduation