We have a new team member – thanks to the wonderful imagination of a 10-year-old Telford girl.
‘Sunny’ has joined our fundraising team after we ran a competition calling on local youngsters to design a mascot to help boost our fundraising and cancer awareness work.
Hundreds of entries were submitted and judges on the panel included globally renowned Charlie Adlard of The Walking Dead comic fame, Lingen Davies Trustees Aurona Kenny and Helen Thomas, and members of the Reech Marketing Agency team who worked with us on the project.
Kainat Fatima, who attends Hadley Learning Centre in Telford, was chosen as the lucky winner and received a new IPad donated by Reech, as well as getting to work alongside designers to see her design come to life. Sunny made a special appearance at a school assembly recently where he was greeted with cheers and smiles by children and teachers!
Naomi Atkin, CEO, said the mascot is an exciting new addition to the fundraising team and will be popping up throughout Shropshire and Mid-Wales at promotional events with the team.
“As part of our LiveLife Cancer Awareness work to help people better understand the signs and symptoms of cancer, we decided a mascot would be a fantastic boost to the team.
“Huge congratulations to Fatima, we were so pleased with the level of entries we received, the imagination of youngsters in our area is phenomenal,” she added.
(We are always keen to hear from new volunteers and if anyone is particularly keen to help us by becoming Sunny for events please get in touch with Tarrah by calling the office or emailing [email protected])