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Posted on: 26.07.2010

With just over a week to go until the Daffodil Derby, the first group of competing Football League mascots at the event at Southwell Racecourse has been announced.

Currently, 22 Football League mascots - plus Daffy the Daffodil - have signed up to the race on Tuesday 3 August which has been designed to launch the fundraising for Marie Curie Cancer Care - the Official Charity Partner of The Football League for the 2010/11 season.

The confirmed mascots so far:

Queens Park Rangers Spark the Tiger
Northampton Town Clarence the Dragon
Peterborough United Peter Burrow
Derby County Rammie
Nottingham Forest Robin Hood
Leeds United Lucas the Kop Kat
Stockport County Animo
Accrington Stanley Winstanley
Hartlepool United H'Angus the Monkey
Stevenage Boro Bear
Portsmouth Nelson the Dog
Portsmouth Mary Rose
Leicester City Filbert Fox
Brighton & Hove Albion Gully
Sheffield United Captain Blade
Notts County Mrs Magpie
Tranmere Rovers Rover
Shrewsbury Town Lenny the Lion
Chesterfield Chester the Field Mouse
Preston North End Deepdale Duck
Lincoln City Poacher then Imp
Millwall Zampa the Lion

Starting at 7.45pm and forming part of the evening's racing schedule, prizes for the derby include a Day for Two with the Red Arrows and a year's subscription to World Soccer magazine.

There will also be prizes for the Mascot who can raise the most money for Marie Curie Cancer Care on the JustGiving website at www.justgiving.com/footballleague2010-11, with every £20 raised paying for an hour's nursing care for terminally ill people.

Both football and racing fans and their families are being encouraged to attend the racing and the evening's entertainment which sees five piece band 'Urban Intro' playing live in the grandstand.

For information on tickets in exchange for a donation to the charity, please contact David Hamilton, Corporate Fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care, on 0207 599 7312 or email david.hamilton@mariecurie.org.uk.

To find out more about the partnership between The Football League and Marie Curie Cancer Care please click here

Proposed timings (subject to change) for the Daffodil Derby:

3.40pm Gates open
5-6pm Guests/Mascots arrive
5.55pm Official start of evening's racing
6.50pm Mascots leave marquee
7.05pm Mascots parade the ring
7.10pm Mascots walk to race course
7.30pm Horse race starts
7.45pm Mascot race starts
7.50pm Mascot race ends
7.55pm Mascots walk to winners podium
8.00pm Winners presentation at podium
8.05pm Next horse race

Marie Curie Cancer Care has been selected as the official charity partner of The Football League for the duration of the 20010/11 season click here for more information - Football League

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