A TALENTED artist will have her design on Sussex ambulances – even though she is only four years old.

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Secamb) has announced the three winning designs which will feature on the side of 12 ambulances across the South East.

And Alicia Worsley, from St Leonards has beaten tough competition from other youngsters to get her picture, left, a wider audience.

Secamb received more than 1,000 entries in just one week in the competition which asked children aged 11 and under to submit a design which incorporated a rainbow, the NHS logo and a supportive public message.

A judging panel had the tricky job of whittling down the entries.

Three ambulances in Sussex will feature Alicia’s colourful design.

The eye-catching pictures from ten-year-old Riley Latham from Herne Bay, and six-year-old Hazel Chatwin from Worcester Park, will be seen on the roads of Kent and Surrey respectfully.

The special ambulances are expected to be completed in the coming weeks and each winner will be given the opportunity to have a photo with their winning design.

Neville Bettley, Secamb operational team leader from Hastings, suggested the trust hold the competition.

He said: “It was amazing to see so many entries come flooding it.

“It shows the strength of support out there for the ambulance service so thank you to every single child who sent a design in.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the designs on the side of our vehicles.

“I know they will be very well received as they are seen out and about in the community.”