International Womens Day 2018 was an extra special day for My Sisters Place, as it was also the day we launched our very first mascot!

Last year we sent out a request to local primary school children to put their artistic talents to work and design a mascot which would be made into a life-sized mascot for our charity. A mascot is something we always wanted but due to finances we were unable to justify the cost. Thanks to our sponsors Captain Cook Square and Endeavour Partnership we were able to launch the campaign and we received many entries from local school children.

After much debate, a winning design was finally chosen and on Thursday 08th March – My Sisters Place went in to Egglesciffe School, Stockton to present local student Luke Hall with his prize and reveal the mascot “Millie-Milo” for the first time! We also took the opportunity to chat to students in the assembly about domestic abuse and what to do if they are worried.

Vicky Fisher , Fundraising Manager at My Sisters Place - “ We are so excited to have our very own mascot , this will help us to reach out to children and young people to help raise awareness of healthy and respectful relationships. We can’t wait to show off Millie-Milo at future events  – and would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors Endeavour Partnership and Captain Cook Square for helping make this happen. And of course a big congratulations to Luke for creating such a fabulous design, we hope he is very proud! “

Luke received £100 Smyths Toys Vouchers courtesy of Darlington Building Society, Middlesbrough. 

If you would like Millie-Milo to appear at one of your events, please get in touch on 01642 241864.

All of the fabulous entries on display at Captain Cook Square Shopping Centre: