Stags help to raise the roof at Asquith School

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Primary school children from Asquith School had the chance to take penalties against Mansfield Town FC mascot, Sammy Stag, as members of the team paid them a visit this week.

Stags stars Nicky Hunt, Jamie McGuire and Jack Thomas joined the club’s popular mascot, Sammy Stag, when they visited the school on Wednesday.

Edwinstowe-based construction company, Robert Woodhead Ltd, is currently carrying out a wide range of improvement works at the Asquith Street school, including full replacement roof coverings, damp proofing works, minor mechanical works, ceiling grid replacements, new lighting, installation of new fire alarm and external door replacement.

Working alongside Woodhead is local electrical contractor, Lukes & Godwin. The firm’s owner, Steve Middleton, doubles up as a director at Mansfield Town FC and invited members of the team to come along and meet the children.

As part of its commitment to working with local communities, Woodhead also held a drawing competition with the pupils, who have been working to design their favourite characters over the half term.

The winner will be presented with tickets for the Mansfield Town v Hartlepool game, which were also donated by Lukes & Godwin.

Woodhead site manager, Paul Cross, said: “We’ve enjoyed working on Asquith School and we’re delighted to be able to give something back to the pupils. We hope the kids really enjoyed meeting the players and having a go at taking some penalties against Sammy Stag.

“We had some fantastic entries into the drawing competition and I hope the winner enjoys the game against Hartlepool - fingers crossed the Stags will get a win.”

Stags’ captain Nicky Hunt said: “We hope the children will benefit from the experience. We consider it a privilege to be able to do things such as this in the local community.”