WEYMOUTH FC Supporters’ Club today announced plans for the creation of an official club mascot and Dorset Echo readers have been given the chance to design and name it.

Organisers hope budding artists will get their pens and paper and design a new mascot which will cheer on the Terras at the Wessex Stadium.

It will also be used in the local community to promote both the Football club and CancerCare Dorset – the club’s chosen charity who they will be supporting next season.

Supporters’ Club Events Manager and spokesman Tim Davis said: “We have looked long and hard at how having a mascot benefits other clubs by raising their profile both in the Football League and non-League and we firmly believe that we should have own version.

“So we’re pleased to give the readers of the Dorset Echo the chance to design and name the creation and hopefully they will come up with some interesting ideas for us.”

He added: “It’s our intention that the mascot will be going into local schools and visiting hospitals to cheer up sick children as well as assisting in fundraising for CancerCare Dorset.

“The club is also giving local businesses the opportunity to support this scheme by offering them the chance to sponsor the mascot with a variety of packages which are available from as little as £25.”

Mr Davis continued: “The public relations image of a local company will be greatly enhanced within the community by working closely together with us on this project, and we look forward to a great number approaching us.”

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