Families in Bingham are hunting for famous children’s books as part of an event to raise money for the NSPCC.
Businesses across the town have been supporting the charity by displaying front covers of well-known books in their shop windows.
Throughout the summer children have been taking part in the holiday treasure hunt, in which they have to find as many covers as possible – writing down the ones they see.
The event has been organised by volunteers from the charity’s Bingham committee for three summers in a row – and this year 45 shops in the town are participating. Treasure hunt forms can be bought for £1 from Market Street shops Mees Electrical and CP Interiors – with all proceeds going to the charity.
Families can take part until September 1 and the first correct entry drawn out of the hat after that date will win a £20 voucher from The Circle Eatery, also located on Market Street. Carolyn Mees, of Mees Electrical said: “It’s lovely to take part in such a good community event.
“The children absolutely love it and it raises money for an excellent cause.
“The number of children taking part in the hunt is increasing year on year.”
Pam Richmond of the NSPCC’s Bingham Fundraising Committee, said: “The Holiday Treasure Hunt in August and it seems to be gaining in popularity each year.
“We are so well supported by local shops and businesses and it is lovely to see families walking around with their question sheets – older children can do it while their parents have a quiet coffee.”
It comes as the NSPCC’s East Nottinghamshire branch is celebrating its 125th year with the 125 Appeal. The branch is looking for 125 individuals, groups and businesses to each raise £125 for its schools service, ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ in the East Midlands.
To celebrate NSPCC East Nottinghamshire’s 125th birthday and pledge to raise £125, call 0121 227 7578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.