Bear mascot

Say hello to our new mascot!

We have a wonderful new member of the team here at Lancashire Mind - our new bear mascot and he is called Sunny.

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Sponsored by SPAR

Our mascot has kindly been sponsored by SPAR.

Tom Murphy, Marketing Manager at James Hall & Co. Ltd, said: “We are delighted to extend our association with Lancashire Mind through sponsorship of their new bear mascot.

“With the mascot set to attend Lancashire Mind’s headline fundraising events, as well as outreach work opportunities in schools and the wider community, we felt that these neatly align to one of SPAR’s brand pillars in Nurturing Our Neighbourhoods.

“We look forward to discovering the mascot’s name at the end of the competition and seeing it out and about around Lancashire promoting better mental health in due course.”

Read the full article about our mascot's visit to the SPAR Distribution Centre at Preston. Read article

Why a Bear?

The first Teddy Bear was created in 1902 and quickly became one of the most popular toys in the world, but did you know that teddy bear ownership has real mental health benefits for both children and adults?

Read more here

Why is our bear called Sunny?

We ran a competition to name the bear and after hundreds of entries, the winning name was chosen unanimously by a panel of judges. The two lucky winners received a visit from the bear at their school assembly where they got to meet the bear in person and receive their prizes. 

Teddy Porter, aged 6, from Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School in Preston and Isaac Baines, aged 4, from Croft House Nursery both chose the name Sunny.

Read the full news article here.

Mascot with competition winners


Want a Lancashire Mind bear of your own?

Visit our online shop where you can purchase your very own Lancashire Mind Bear and support our charity work in the process.

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Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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