THOUSANDS of people up and down the country will be wearing a charity T-shirt designed by a Colchester fashion student.

Megan Grinham, 21, from Colchester, won the chance to design this year’s Children in Need top.

The former Phillip Morant School pupil had to remain tight-lipped about the triumph after her design was chosen out of hundreds of entries.

She then worked with Asda’s fashion line George to refine the product and it was unveiled at Graduate Fashion Week’s closing gala show in the summer.

The T-shirt has now gone on sale up and down the country ahead of the appeal show on Friday, November 15.


As part of her prize Megan received a two week paid internship at George’s Head Office, an invitation to attend a BBC Children in Need photoshoot and will attend the appeal show.

Estella Arroyo, senior design manager for George, said: “Megan has been an absolute joy to work with on this project and her design truly reflects the values of BBC Children in Need and her passion for the charity.”

Kate Farley, course leader for fashion at Norwich University of the Arts where Megan studied, said: “Megan showed creative flair and a passion for social good throughout her studies on the course.

"We're delighted with what she's achieved and believe she's a talent to watch in future."

The T-shirt which is in both adult and children sizes is available at Asda stores or online at