Mascots from all over Devon will gather to see who is top dog – or top crocodile, or top panther, as mascots from charities, sports teams, leisure attractions and colleges take part in a charity Mascot race at Goodrington Sands at 3pm on Saturday, June 12.
It is part of a day of fun and games to raise funds for Paignton Zoo’s conservation projects. The day also includes a charity duck race at Splashdown@Quaywest.
The line-up for the mascot race includes Cuba the Crocodile (from Paignton Zoo), Mac the Penguin (Living Coasts), Gilbert the Gull (Torquay United), News-hound (Herald Express), Pilgrim Pete (Plymouth Argyle), Cavog (Kents Cavern), Slush Puppie (Splashdown@Quaywest), Purple Panther (South Devon College), Dinosaur from Dinosaur World and Spike the Hedgehog Torbay Council Road Safety Department.
Lynne Parker, fundraising and events officer for Paignton Zoo, said: “We have mascots from rival sports teams and competing tourist attractions, so there’s a real competitive edge to this. Which is the fastest animal? Will Cavog outrun Pilgrim Pete? We are hoping the panther and the crocodile don’t fight – or worse, attack the penguin! Any other mascots in the area are very welcome to join in – they just need to contact me.”
To sponsor a duck at £1 a go, pop in to either the waterpark or the zoo or telephone Paignton Zoo reception on 01803 697500.
(from a press release)