A Nordic and nice boost for Tall Ships Sunderland poster campaign

A view from the Hotel Fron.
A view from the Hotel Fron.

What a cool set of photographs these are - and the good news is they’re all promoting The Tall Ships Races.

Our thanks go to pals Fiona Taylor, Sara Jackson and Christine Whitehead who spread the word about next year’s Sunderland spectacle by heading for Iceland.

The poster reaches the Sun Voyager sculpture in the Harbour.

The poster reaches the Sun Voyager sculpture in the Harbour.

They had a wonderful time on their trip and also remembered to take the Wear On Board poster with them to Reykjavik.

In fact, they took a whole raft of posters with them and posed at numerous sights.

Fiona, the Advertisement Manager for Johnston Press North East, explained more and said: “We had a long weekend in Reykjavik for a 50th birthday.

“It is an amazing place with so much to see and do.

We had a long weekend in Reykjavik for a 50th birthday. It is an amazing place with so much to see and do

Fiona Taylor

“The pictures show the Harbour, the Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture in the Harbour.

“Others show the Christmas Postbox in Old Reykjavik and the bar from the Hotel Fron.”

Our thanks go to Fiona, Sara and Christine for their excellent support and we hope even more people will help us get the message out about the international event which is coming to Wearside next year.

Next year’s Sunderland leg will be held from July 11 to 14 and we want the people of the North East to get involved.

Sara Jackson with the poster in the concert hall at Reykjavik.

Sara Jackson with the poster in the concert hall at Reykjavik.

How? By following these instructions.

1. Grab a copy of the free tall ships poster which can be downloaded from https://tinyurl.com/y89uhbme. Keep it safe and take it with you on holiday.

2. When you arrive at your holiday destination, hold your poster up and have your photograph taken with it.

3. Send that picture to us – with the tag ‘Wear On Board’ – so that we can publish it.

Spreading the word at the Christmas Postbox in Old Reykjavik.

Spreading the word at the Christmas Postbox in Old Reykjavik.

That way, we can tell the world that Sunderland is right behind the Tall Ships Races 2018.

4. Send it to us either by email to chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk, send it in a message to the Sunderland Echo Facebook page, or post a hard copy of the photograph to Chris Cordner, Sunderland Echo, Alexander House, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.

Don’t forget to include some information about yourself and contact details, so we can find out more about your visit.

Our campaign lasts right up until the races become reality in Sunderland in July next year. But the word is out. Let’s spread it far and wide and make sure the world knows – Wear On Board for a fantastic festival of fun.

DESTINATIONS REACHED SO FAR:

DENMARK: Aalborg.

EGYPT: Alexandria.

FINLAND: Turku.

FRANCE: Nice.

ICELAND: Reykjavik.

INDIA: Kerala.

ISRAEL: Ashdod; Jerusalem.

ITALY: Vatican City.

JAMAICA: Dolphin Cove, Lucea.

PALESTINE: Bethlehem.

SINGAPORE: Raffles Hotel.

SUEZ CANAL.

UK: Silverdale, Cumbria; Arnside, Cumbria

USA: Atlanta, Georgia.