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Town Centre treasure hunt

On Sunday 23rd August, the Mayor of Newbury is inviting the public to come and take part in a Treasure Hunt around the town to raise money for the Mayor’s Benevolent Fund and her chosen charities.

With COVID-19 putting a halt to usual fundraising activities, the Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth O’Keeffe, is hosting an event which will encourage families to spend time outdoors and to learn more about the history and heritage of Newbury. The Treasure Hunt will comply with social distancing guidelines.

The event will start at 1:30pm in Victoria Park where participants will be given a quiz sheet. They will then need to make their way around the town to find the answers to the questions.

All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Benevolent fund in full, which helps those in need within our local community and contributes towards the Mayor’s chosen charities Berkshire Women’s Aid and Time to Talk West Berkshire. The cost to enter is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children aged 12 and under to take part.

The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Elizabeth O’Keeffe said “I am really pleased that we are now able to start fundraising again for the Mayor’s charities. We have taken great care to organise this event responsibly and with everyone’s safety taking priority.

"I do hope families will come along; it will be great fun for children who have missed so much over recent months and there’ll be prizes to be won too!”

Registration is required by the deadline of Wednesday 19th August. Teams should be no more than 6 people, preferably one household together or ‘social bubbles’. Children under 12 must be supervised.

To register your place, or if you would like further information, please contact mayor@newbury.gov.uk or call 01635 780203.

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