Mascot Maisie leads Featherstone’s team onto pitch against Hull KR

Eight-year-old mascot Maisie is pictured with Featherstone Rovers community manager Jamie Cording and Jono Lancaster, who has visited places as far away as Mexico, Canada and New Zealand to raise awareness. Picture: Rob Hare.
Eight-year-old mascot Maisie is pictured with Featherstone Rovers community manager Jamie Cording and Jono Lancaster, who has visited places as far away as Mexico, Canada and New Zealand to raise awareness. Picture: Rob Hare.

EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Maisie from London, representing the Love Me, Love My Face Foundation, was an official mascot at Featherstone’s Kingstone Press Championship game against Hull Kingston Rovers at LD Nutrition Stadium on Sunday.

Maisie, whose hobbies include gaming, piano lessons and girl-guiding, led Featherstone Rovers onto the pitch before the game, alongside captain Ian Hardman.

The Love Me, Love My Face Foundation was founded in Featherstone last December and supports individuals throughout the world with facial disfigurement conditions.

It was co-founded by local people and life-long friends Jono Lancaster, Richard Whiting, Ben Dakin and Penny Wood to raise awareness and support individuals living with treacher collins syndrome and other craniofacial conditions.

Treacher collins syndrome affects the development of bones and other tissues of the face.

The foundation organise family get-togethers and run anti-bullying, acceptance and motivational workshops, improving education and raising awareness in the media.

The charity works to raise funds for vital medical surgeries and equipment that are not covered by the National Health Service or are needed overseas.