Ozzy helps the Tadworth Childrens Trust

Sunday 13th April saw the annual children’s day at Wincanton Racecourse and what a glorious day for it! The days itself was filled with fun activities for children from a bucking bronco to a clown and there was even Shetland Racing to kick the day off in the paddock. However, one thing that nobody would expect to see at Wincanton Racecourse on a sunny afternoon was Ozzy and all of his friends ready to battle it out in a mascot egg and spoon race and a Somerset vs the rest of the world tug of war.

The mascots battled it out in the egg and spoon race, seeing Chalky the Panda from Salisbury City Football club win, closely followed by the rest of the gang with Tadworth the Hound representing the children’s trust following up the rear. Soon Ozzy and the gang were in the paddock battling it out in the Tug of War. Ozzy was lucky enough to choose sides as he represents all of our offices in Dorset and Somerset, clearly, his choice to opt for the Somerset team with the mascots from Bath Rugby, Yeovil Town FC, Wincanton Wolves FC and The Little Chef, was a good one as Somerset dominated the tug of war.

All of the mascots congregated for the prize-giving ceremony in the main paddock where 3 of the Bath Rugby team presented the mascots with prizes and medals. Ozzy was lucky enough to win Best Dressed Mascot, must have been down to his snazzy new swimming costume!

All of this was rounded off by a bucket collection at the end of the day in aid of the Tadworth Children’s Trust and charity that supports children with acquired brain injury, complex health needs and multiple disabilities.

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Tadworth Children’s Trust yesterday and to all of those who supported Ozzy throughout the day. He loved meeting everyone and was thrilled to be able to bring the Best Dressed Mascot award back into the office to show off this morning.

Sandra Smart

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