Aspiring clothes designers are being offered the opportunity to put their ideas into reality — while raising money for charity at the same time.

Equestrian clothing company Blaze is inviting people to submit designs for a t-shirt, which if chosen as the winning design, will go on sale this summer. And a portion of the proceeds of each sale will go to the Animal Health Trust (AHT).

The winning entry will be picked by a panel of judges including Blaze design director Lisa Richardson.

Ms Richardson said: “The Animal Health Trust do fantastic work which touches the lives of most hose, dog and cat owners at some time or another.

“Even if we have not needed their services directly, the research that they do to improve diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury in small animals and horses is invaluable to vets and we hope that our project will help to raise invaluable funds to support their work.”

AHT fundraising manager Andrew Simmonds said: “We are delighted Blaze has chosen to support the AHT with this campaign and we very much look forward to see the winning design.

“We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of our supporters to continue our work.”

Designs should be emailed to marketing@blazeclothing.co.uk or posted to Blaze t-shirt competition, Unit 28, Centre Park, Tockwith Industrial Estate, Tockwith, York, YO26 7QF.

The closing date for entries is 31 May.

For more information visit: www.blazeclothing.co.uk or tel: 01423 359197