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Please vote to name our mascot

Published on Friday, 26th April 2019

Will it be George, Lenny the Lion, Georgina Eliot or Dan de Lion? Take part in our Twitter poll to name the new Borough Lottery mascot.

The shortlist of four suggestions was pulled together by Mark Palmer of Nuneaton Memories, one of the Lottery’s good cause organisations. Around fifty public suggestions were received in total and the four selected have been put to a Twitter poll on the Council’s account, @NBBCouncil. The poll runs until 6pm on Monday 29 April, when the mascot name will be announced at the Borough Lottery birthday celebrations.

The new mascot, created by Relax and Knit of Abbeygate Shopping Centre Nuneaton, will help the Council’s Community and Leisure  Teams promote the Lottery and the good causes it supports.

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After a very successful first year of operation, the Borough Lottery has raised nearly £29,000 for some 72 good causes.

Cllr Julie Jackson, Leader of the Council said:

“Our new mascot will really help us promote the Borough Lottery, so that we can build further upon its success and support even more local good causes.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the mascot which has been created and generously donated by Relax and Knit – it perfectly represents the Borough Lottery in a fun way with its lovely mane of lottery colours.

“I’m looking forward to the birthday celebrations and to finding out what this delightful mascot will be called.”

 

Mark Palmer of Nuneaton Memories said:

“The Borough Lottery has made such a difference to local voluntary organisations such as ours and I’m really pleased to be involved in naming the mascot.

“It was difficult choosing just four names from the list of public suggestions – there were so many creative and witty options to choose from, but I had to narrow it down to just four for the poll.

“So now it’s down to the public vote – I’m looking forward to the announcement of the name on Monday.”

 

The Borough Lottery birthday celebration 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.