Cancer charity in search for a new mascot

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Beatson Cancer Charity is inviting pupils to get creative

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11th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

One of Scotland’s leading cancer charities is inviting schoolchildren to design a mascot which will help drive new fundraising initiatives across the country.

Beatson Cancer Charity is inviting pupils to get creative and take part in a competition to create and name its first ever mascot.

The winning entry will then be turned into a life-sized version.

Other mascots like Partick Thistle’s Kingsley and Glasgow Warrior’s Clyde have helped drive interest levels at home and abroad

Amy Dreszler, fundraiser at the charity, said: “If you look at the way in which other mascots like Partick Thistle’s Kingsley and Glasgow Warrior’s Clyde have helped drive interest levels at home and abroad - we’re looking for a new mascot to help boost Beatson Cancer Charity’s profile and engage with local communities.

“Whether it’s an animal or character, anything really, we’re calling on pupils to create a fun, friendly and easily recognisable creature to be the charity’s official mascot.

“We have such a dedicated supporter base and this is our way of saying a huge thank you for the generosity we receive by making our mascot a representative of the community, designed by our future generation.”

Kids from primary 4-7 are encouraged to get their creative juices flowing and have until 30 March to submit their entries. These will be judged by a panel of the charity’s staff, supporters and ambassadors.

The winning entry will be unveiled at the charity’s flagship sponsored walking event ‘Off The Beatson Track’ on 28 August.

If you would like more information on the competition, email [email protected] or call 0141 212 0505.

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