The We Love MCR Charity has a new mascot

By Paige O'Grady   |   22nd August 2016

The We Love MCR Charity has introduced their newest, black and yellow, fluffy mascot – a bee!

The bee was welcomed on stage at the annual Wythenshawe Games by the Lord Mayor of Manchester and was later swarmed with little (and big!) children wanting their picture taken – it was a big hit!

The message behind and symbolism of the bee is one that Lord Mayor Carl wants to be known throughout Manchester.

He said; “I believe the We Love MCR charity deserves greater recognition for the fantastic work it undertakes in supporting deserving local causes, and what better way to create a real buzz around the charity’s many excellent achievements than with our new mascot.

“Our friendly bee is instantly recognisably as Mancunian. The bee is a symbol synonymous with the city of Manchester and the ideas of industriousness, perseverance, and community. These qualities all reflect the tireless community initiatives across Manchester which donations to the We Love MCR charity help to support.”

As the mascot is yet to be named, a competition has been launched asking Manchester residents to send in suggestions for its name. The winner will not only name it but be treated to a VIP tour of the Magnificent Manchester Town Hall and invited to join the Lord Mayor and mascot for afternoon tea, with 3 friends – I’d get your best bee names sent in if I was you! All details can be found on Twitter by following the hashtag #welovemcrbee

The mascot is a great addition to the We Love MCR Charity and we’re looking forward to introducing it in up and coming events and initiatives for the We Love MCR Charity in 2016 and onwards.