Scotty the Stag - Rotary Club Midsummer Fair
Thursday 13th June 2013

Windsor FC mascot Scotty the Stag and his friends from the Windsor FC Supporters Club continued their 2013 Summer Fair outings at Alexandra Gardens last Saturday.

They were on hand to support the Windsor and Eton Rotary Club's Midsummer Fair.

Scotty was particularly pleased to be invited back, as it gave him an opportunity to raise funds for Thames Hospicecare in Hatch Lane, which is one of his favourite charities.

Scotty delighted the crowds on the day with a mix of his penalty saving skills and typical mischievous antics.

Those left smiling included well known Sky Sports News anchor Pete Graves (pictured) who remembered Scotty from his string of podium finishes in the Mascot Grand National.

Having faced over 300 penalties and sweltered away under the beautiful blue skies for over 4 hours, the big stag was delighted with his final fund raising amount of just over ??110.

This will enable Thames Hospicecare to provide over 4 hours of palliative nursing care to those who need it most in the local area.

Fair organiser Ron Lewandowski commented "We were glad Windsor FC and Scotty were able to grace our fair for the third year in a row. Scotty is a regular fixture now and we know everyone looks forward to seeing him"

John Kirk from Windsor FC Supporters Club added "Our friends at Thames Hospicecare mean a great deal to us and we're always delighted to support them whenever we can. We would also like place on record our thanks to the Rotary Club of Windsor and Eton for providing us with such a great platform to be able to do that. Their fair continues to go from strength to strength and is definitely one of the highlights of Summer in Windsor".

You can still catch Scotty the Stag and his Penalty Shoot-Out game in its final outing of Summer 2013 at the Thames Hospicecare Fair at Windsor Girls School on Saturday 6th July.

Courtesy of Ian Dawson

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