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Help us name our lottery mascot!

Published on Monday, 15th April 2019

The Borough Lottery is celebrating its first birthday this month and there’s a new member of the team at the Town Hall.

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A new mascot, created by Relax and Knit of Abbeygate Shopping Centre, has joined the Communities Team to help promote the lottery and the good causes it supports.

As yet the mascot has no name and we’re asking for help to name it. Suggestions can be sent through our social media channels @NBBCouncil or by emailing communications@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk, please use the hashtag #NameOurMascot. The closing date for suggestions is midnight on Easter Monday 22 April.

All suggestions will be considered by Mark Palmer of Nuneaton Memories, one of the Lottery’s 72 good causes. Mark will choose his favourite four names then it will be over to a Twitter poll for the public vote. Keep an eye on our Twitter account for the poll which will run from Wednesday 24 April until 6pm on Monday 29 April.

Cllr Julie Jackson, Leader of the Council said:

“During its first year of operation the Borough Lottery has raised nearly £29,000 for some 72 local good causes. It could be described as a roaring success so it is very fitting that our new lottery mascot looks rather like a lion!

“I am very grateful to Relax and Knit for creating such a fantastically original piece of work. The lion represents the spirit of the lottery perfectly, with its fun, good-natured demeanour and wonderful mane of lottery colours! The lottery is an initiative to benefit the whole borough and so I’m delighted that it has been created by one of our fantastic local businesses.

“The lion will help us to promote the lottery so that even more money can be raised for local good causes. I’m looking forward to seeing the suggestions for names come forward.”

Alison Thompson, Locality Manager of CAVA (Coventry and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action) said:

“The Borough Lottery provides a good income stream for a wide-range of voluntary and community groups across the borough and the new mascot will provide a fun element to its promotion.

“The mascot is delightful and it’s sure to raise the profile of the lottery, generating more ticket sales and encouraging even more good causes to sign up.”

The name of the mascot will be announced at the Borough Lottery birthday celebration which takes place on Monday 29 April at the Town Hall between 5pm and 7pm. Everyone is invited – please drop by if you’d like to meet our lovely mascot and find out more about the lottery. Voluntary and community groups will find the event of particular interest – we can tell you how to sign up as a good cause and provide information about our new community grants scheme.