The Mascot Olympics returned for 2013 on Saturday 22nd June with MKFM
Mascots from all around the UK travelled to Milton Keynes for this one day to take part in 6 crazy events and try to become Olympic Champion or The Most Entertaining Mascot.
Also at this great family event was another Chain Reaction street market, a funfair, various stalls, live music and entertainment as well as workshops.
The event was hosted by MKFM's very own Steven Gordon-Wilson and our mascot Samantha The Panther took part once again.
Mascots taking part in 2013 were:
- Bartley Blue - Cardiff City FC
- Beaky - Beacon Bingo
- Captain Blade - Sheffield Utd FC
- Carni Croc - Newport Pagnell Carnival
- Cookie Conker Monster
- Cow, Pat - Comedy Cow
- Donny Dog - Doncaster Rovers
- Geoffery Giraffe
- Gully Mouse - Gullivers Land
- H'Angus - Hartlepool United FC
- Hero Bear - Help for Heroes
- Jockey Bear - Newmarket
- Lenny the City Gent - Bradford City
- Percy the Penguin - SnoZone
- Peter Burrow - Peterborough Utd FC
- Roary the Tiger - Hull City FC
- Samantha the Panther - MKFM
- Stokie the Dragon - Basingstoke Town
- Trax - London Midland
- Twirl - 360 Play
- Twizzle - 360 Play
- Zoe Loo - Cardiff City FC
- Egg & Spoon Hurdles Winner - Bartley Blue
- Red Hot Bungee Run WInner - Stokie The Dragon
- Welly Wanging Winner - Donny Dog
- Penalty Goal Save Winner - Twizzle
- SNO!Zone Unbalancer Winner - Zoe Loo
- Pauley Interactive Obstacle Gamble Winner - Twizzle
- Special Award - Beaky
- Best Turned Out - Hero Bear
- Kids Favourite Mascot - Roary The Tiger
- Best MK Mascot - Cow Pat
- Most Entertaining - H'Angus
- Best Behaved - Trax
- Naughtiest! - Captain Blade
- Olympic Champion - Twizzle
- Reserve Champion - Bartley Blue
Each year the event helps local charities raise funds and awareness and this year it was supporting Harry’s Rainbow and Hope for Hollie.
Harry’s Rainbow was started in 2011 by local couple Odette and Lee after the sudden death of their 5 year old son Harry Mould, who left behind his devastated twin Jessica. The charity sets out to help bereaved children and their families by providing resources, offering support, advice and a link to others who are going through a similar situation through a monthly Rainbow group, and organising free activities and trips.
Hope for Hollie was launched in 2008 to raise awareness of the rare and incurable condition Niemann Pick Type C which affects 7 year old Hollie Carter. This disease will eventually strip Hollie of the ability to walk, talk and feed herself, and will lead to childhood dementia. Most children who have this condition do not live past their teenage years. Money raised goes to the Niemann Pick Disease Group (UK ) to help support families such as Hollie’s, and to aid research.
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Check out some highlights from the Mascot Olympics in this video courtesy of MK Web: