Mascot Gold Cup Charity Race starts off with a Bang(er)!
A sizzling certainty with racing sausages and support from debbie&andrew’s
One of Yorkshire’s favourite races is off to a sizzling start to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Featuring favourite Mascot characters, including two racing sausages, this is a comedy race for a serious cause which we are supporting with one of our micro sponsorships! The race is run in support of Sue Ryder – the providers of incredible hospice and neurological care.
We awarded a £450 micro sponsorship to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice who organise the Mascot Gold Cup with help from Yorkshire Federation Of Young Farmers (YFYFC) who originally conceived the idea. It will be invested in a professional film and DVD of the race, with the hope that the wacky nature of the event will prompt the footage to go viral, increasing the number of people reached and thereby raising more money in support of Sue Ryder. Have a look at last years race here, it is hilarious!
Held at Wetherby Race Course’s family day race meeting on the 26th of April the Mascot Gold Cup is sponsored by Foresters and has become the world’s largest mascot race. The next event is set to break the Guinness Wold Record for the number of mascots participating in one race. Over the last ten years the cup has raisedover £130,000 for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and a similar amount for many others.
Our micro sponsorship will be invested in publicity this year so the event is primed to be more successful than ever. Sue Ryder Senior Fundraiser and former Chairman of YFYFC Andrew Wood said, “We are delighted with the support from debbie&andrew’s for our 10th Anniversary event, it links perfectly with the race’s rural roots. Part of the filming will include ‘Sausage Cam’, a Go-pro camera strapped to a racing sausage to film the race from the perspective of the participants, this just fits the fun nature of the event perfectly.”