Oesophagoose the goose has been recruited by The Northern Oesophagogastric Unit (NOGU for short) to be their mascot. To date, he has taken part in many activities, including special appearances, fun runs and coffee mornings… It’s certainly a varied life for a mascot! Oesophagoose, as a goose should has a long neck, a rounded belly with wings; made of layers of plush white fur. He has an orange beak, black eyes and orange legs with webbed feet. You can find out more about their work here: https://nogu.org.uk/ and find out what goose – antics Oesophagoose has been up to on their twitter page: @NOGUnewcastle
Charity mascots can really be invaluable providing a very visual way to engage and draw people in to your events. They can encourage them to come and find out about your cause, and spread the word afterwards too! Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer are the fifth commonest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. Yet many people do not know what or where the oesophagus (gullet or food pipe) is, or the difference between their stomach and their belly/tummy.