Mascots give shoppers a Blue Monday hug

Shoppers were greeted with hugs from city mascots
Shoppers were greeted with hugs from city mascots

FRIENDLY mascots offered free hugs to shoppers at Midsummer Place on Monday as part of a feel-good event.

Psychologists tipped Monday to be the most depressing day of the year so Florence Moo from Willen Hospice, Donnie and Mooie from MK Dons and Gully and Gilly mouse from Gulliver’s Land were called for help.

As well as free hugs from the mascots there was also food tasting, pampering treatments and lively uplifting music played through the centre all day. Martin Hindson, centre manager, said: “January can be a long and tough month for everybody but we thought this was a great way to lift people’s spirits and get through Blue Monday.”

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