Compton calls for the community to help name their new mascot

Compton Care has asked local schools to help them name their new mascot. The name of the mascot – a giant teddy bear kitted out in full Compton Care uniform – has been left to local schools to decide as part of a competition. Schools have already been approached to take part and have until 17th June to cast their vote on what the cuddly bear should be called. The decision on the name will be announced in early July, with the bear making a visit to the successful school.

It’s the first time Compton has had a mascot since ‘Sammy the Sunflower’ who made an appearance in a Compton Christmas video and took part in a celebrity football match, in aid of the charity. The new mascot will be used to engage school children in the work that Compton does as well as attending events. In the coming weeks, the bear will be featuring on the charity’s social media sites helping out across the Compton site and in the community.

“We thought a cuddly bear was the perfect mascot for Compton.” Says Rachel Overfield, CEO and Director of Nursing at Compton Care, “Until the name has been decided, we’re affectionately calling it ‘Compton care bear’ as it seems such a caring individual. It has a friendly face, making it perfect for taking to schools, and we hope that the mascot will be a great conversation starter in the community so we can talk to individuals and families about palliative care. We cannot wait to see the results from the schools!”

If schools would like to take part but have not been contacted or for more information, call 0300 323 0250 or email 

Clinical Enquiries: 01902 774570, General Enquiries: 0300 323 0250.