Take a look at Darwen’s new mascot

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A MASCOT in the shape of Darwen Tower is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

The Darwen Town Council-funded suit, which cost £1,000 to make, is intended to promote the town and its events.

The suit was made by Frenzy Creative, a mascot suit specialist based in Denton, Manchester.

The idea was first proposed by Sunnyhurst councillor Pete Hollings but had universal backing within the town council chamber.

Coun Hollings said: “The concept of the costume was thought up when figuring out fun ways to promote Darwen events and charities.

“It is hoped that the costume will create a visual and interactive experience for visitors and residents of Darwen.

“And it can help to promote the town and individual charities and org- anisations, as well as creating a great experience for the people who will be wearing it.”

Coun Hollings added that young people from Blackburn and Darwen will be used to man the costume, which will be available for school, sporting and social events.

The town council also plans for the mascot to tour around primary schools in Darwen, with a competition in the New Year for children to come up with a name.

Sudell councillor Roy Davies said that although he didn’t particularly support the idea, he wasn’t completely opposed to it.

He said: “It is more a bit of fun than anything else.

“It isn’t anything I would have thought of but it is one of those things things where you don’t know if it will turn out to be a good idea or a bad idea.

“I can’t say I am over the moon about it but it is a case of Darwen getting its own identity.

“In particular it is giving the younger ones something to identify with.”

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11:59am Fri 16 Nov 12

LittleMissKc says...

I like it : )
I like it : ) LittleMissKc
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12:08pm Fri 16 Nov 12

LittleMissKc says...

I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol
I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol LittleMissKc
  • Score: 1

12:24pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Keith Myath says...

LittleMissKc wrote:
I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol
Darren?
[quote][p][bold]LittleMissKc[/bold] wrote: I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol[/p][/quote]Darren? Keith Myath
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Fri 16 Nov 12

LittleMissKc says...

Keith Myath wrote:
LittleMissKc wrote:
I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol
Darren?
That's a good one haha, much better than Terry.
[quote][p][bold]Keith Myath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LittleMissKc[/bold] wrote: I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol[/p][/quote]Darren?[/p][/quote]That's a good one haha, much better than Terry. LittleMissKc
  • Score: 0

2:28pm Fri 16 Nov 12

A Darener says...

Could be "Dusty Bin's" brother.
Could be "Dusty Bin's" brother. A Darener
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Malthus says...

Keith Myath wrote:
LittleMissKc wrote:
I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol
Darren?
I was just scrolling down to suggest Darren when I read your comment.
[quote][p][bold]Keith Myath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LittleMissKc[/bold] wrote: I have no idea what you'd call the thing though. Terry? Lol[/p][/quote]Darren?[/p][/quote]I was just scrolling down to suggest Darren when I read your comment. Malthus
  • Score: 1

3:49pm Fri 16 Nov 12

sean_brfc says...

Lol, that's quality! Has to be named Darren.
Lol, that's quality! Has to be named Darren. sean_brfc
  • Score: 4

8:21pm Fri 16 Nov 12

ste.g says...

£1000 jeez
£1000 jeez ste.g
  • Score: 0

11:30pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Major Tom says...

Should be called Daz. It can take care of all the towns 'washed up' then. lol
Should be called Daz. It can take care of all the towns 'washed up' then. lol Major Tom
  • Score: -3

12:51am Sat 17 Nov 12

CapitaBackHander says...

That Roy ALWAYS comes across as a right bore up his own backside. It will be his idea and full of approvAL if anyone gives it credit.
Better the money is spent on something seeing as we pay extra for nothing!
That Roy ALWAYS comes across as a right bore up his own backside. It will be his idea and full of approvAL if anyone gives it credit. Better the money is spent on something seeing as we pay extra for nothing! CapitaBackHander
  • Score: 0

5:13am Sat 17 Nov 12

2 for 5p says...

£1000 why did you not get primary school pupils to design it , you could of then gone to the local college to get volunteers to put together the costum .
That would. Of cost the council tax payer about a tenner.
£1000 why did you not get primary school pupils to design it , you could of then gone to the local college to get volunteers to put together the costum . That would. Of cost the council tax payer about a tenner. 2 for 5p
  • Score: 0

1:04pm Mon 19 Nov 12

slimitus says...

Darwen doesn't need a mascot, it needs a **** miracle.
Darwen doesn't need a mascot, it needs a **** miracle. slimitus
  • Score: 2

6:54pm Mon 19 Nov 12

johndarwen says...

LOL My last coment about this stupid "mascot" has been removed. Why did we not get Mickey mouse, then that way it can join the town Council and make a bigger joke of Darwen
Call it Jimmy.
LOL My last coment about this stupid "mascot" has been removed. Why did we not get Mickey mouse, then that way it can join the town Council and make a bigger joke of Darwen Call it Jimmy. johndarwen
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Fudge cake says...

What about "waste of tax payers money?"
What about "waste of tax payers money?" Fudge cake
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