Harry's got an award-winning smile

By Liz HearnshawTHE Mona Lisa is famed for hers, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys named an album after his and dentists encourage everyone to take good care of theirs.

By Liz Hearnshaw

THE Mona Lisa is famed for hers, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys named an album after his and dentists encourage everyone to take good care of theirs.

But one youngster has more to smile about than most after he was picked out as East Anglia's winner of a competition to find the country's greatest grin.

Harry Sandy's family and friends always remarked on his cheerful smile, so his mother, Jeanette, decided to enter the contest.


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Miss Sandy, from Great Whelnetham, near Bury St Edmunds, received a phone call on Sunday from the competition organisers telling her the three-year-old had an award-winning smile.

“I am very proud and was really excited when I found out Harry had won,” said the 32-year-old. “He has got a lovely smile which everybody always comments upon, so I thought he would stand a good chance.

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“Harry likes Thomas the Tank Engine and is completely bonkers about football and both put a smile on his face.

“Ever since he was a baby he has always had a broad grin and it is nice to have such a smiley little boy.”

Miss Sandy said the £100 prize money that Harry won from the Smile of the Year Awards would go into a piggy bank until he was old enough to spend it wisely.

Jo Checkley, editor of That's Life magazine, which ran the competition, said: “Harry has an infectious grin which showers his sense of fun on everyone around him.

“A child's smile captures the wonderment of life. It lifts our spirits, softens our hearts and gives us hope for the future. Every child's smile works its magic and makes the world a better place for all of us.”

liz.hearnshaw@eadt.co.uk

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