Aberdeen children invited to name new charity mascot

21 April 2016

Family support charity Home-Start Aberdeen is inviting primary children throughout the city to help name their new charity mascot.

The mascot, a full-size furry brown bear, has recently joined the Home-Start Aberdeen team and is set to enjoy a busy schedule attending its various fundraising events and activities. Given the charity’s work with children in the city, the Home-Start Aberdeen team felt it would be fitting to offer local primary classes the chance to decide the mascot name.

The winning class will receive their own Home-Start Aberdeen teddy bear, along with a visit from the newly named mascot.

“We are all very excited about the arrival of our latest furry team member,” says Georgette Cobban, scheme manager, Home-Start Aberdeen. “The mascot will be invaluable in terms of raising awareness of our work in the city. We want him – or her – to appeal to as many of our young people as possible. For these reasons, we thought it would be appropriate – and fun – to ask city schoolchildren to help us to decide on a name.

“Our work is all about engaging with communities. We already enjoy very positive working relationships with local schools and the competition provides an opportunity to strengthen this relationship with both our education professionals and young people.

“We hope to receive lots of entries and are looking forward to seeing what the children come up with.”

Classes who wish to enter Home-Start Aberdeen’s mascot naming competition can do so by emailing their suggested name, along with their school, class and contact details to admin@homestartaberdeen.org.uk by Friday, 20 May.

Home-Start Aberdeen is one of Scotland’s largest Home-Start schemes. The charity provides local families with emotional and practical support in their own homes, via its team of trained home visiting volunteers. Further information about Home-Start Aberdeen is available at www.homestartaberdeen.org.uk or by calling 01224 693545.

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