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Estio Healthcare Raise Money For The Mascot Gold Cup

Article Date: 17-04-2019

The world's largest mascot race, the Mascot Gold Cup, returned to Wetherby Race Course and Conference Centre during the Family Day race meeting on Sunday 28th April 2019.

The race is an annual event which raises both money and awareness so that the hosting charity can continue their palliative, neurological and bereavement support in West Yorkshire. Each year a different theme is chosen for the racers to dress up in so no two races are the same!

The following is how the race was structured this year:

  • Check-in time: 12.15pm – 1:20pm at The Marquee
  • Mascot Parade and presentation of prizes:20pm – 1.55pm.
  • Mascot Race:25pm.
  • Presentation of post-race prizes:10pm – 3.15pm

This year our manager, Liz Hall, took place in the competition to help raise money and awareness for the charity; here’s what she had to say when we caught up with her about the event.

So Liz, what’s so great about the Mascot Gold Cup to you?

“What I like about the Mascot Gold Cup is that, although it’s a bit of fun for everybody, there’s a really important cause behind it and that’s essentially the reason that everybody comes together and takes part. It’s not really so much about the race, it’s about the charity behind it.”

Have you taken part in a race like this before?

“I have taken part in the Mascot Gold Cup before in 2015 and it was so good I came back for more - I didn’t win but I did come out of it with a smile!”

As you can see, the event is all about the taking part and having a good time while raising money for charity. It’s an inventive way of raising money that really captures everyone’s attention, rather than putting coins into a box.

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