Schoolkids to help design charity mascot

St Mark's Primary pupils Katie Dunne and Lewis Millan pose for the camera.
St Mark's Primary pupils Katie Dunne and Lewis Millan pose for the camera.

Southside schoolchildren have been asked to get their art supplies ready for a new competition designing a charity mascot.

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

Beatson Cancer is inviting pupils to get creative and take part in a competition to create and name the very first Beatson Cancer Charity Mascot which will then be turned into a life-sized version.

Amy Dreszler, Fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity said: “Beatson Cancer Charity is going to create an official mascot and what better way to bring it to life than inviting some of our younger supporters to take part.

“we’re calling on pupils in Glasgow & Eastwood 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 March 30 to submit their entries. The winning entry will be unveiled at the charity’s sponsored walking event ‘Off The Beatson Track’ on Sunday, August 28.

The competition was launched at St Mark’s Primary School in Barrhead where pupils are already getting excited about the competition.

For further information contact: or call: 0141 212 0505.