SPORTY children got a nice surprise when Rowan the Meerkat stopped by to drum up interest in a charity walk.
Rowan is the mascot for the children’s service at The Rowans Hospice, a charity in Purbrook that helps people with life-limiting illnesses.
He was at Roko, in Copnor, on Saturday to promote the Starlit Walk, a sponsored walk for children due to take place in Portsmouth on October 27.
Shirley Ellis, Roko sales manager, said: ‘This was a fantastic opportunity to be involved with The Rowans and raise awareness.’
Teresa Jeffery, fundraiser at The Rowans Hospice, said: ‘The walk is such a magical event.’
For more on the walk, go to rowanshospice.co.uk