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Bingham youngsters hit the book trail in NSPCC charity fundraiser

By Sharon Hodkin

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.

Mees Electrical, Bingham, raising money for the NSPCC. (15765326)
Mees Electrical, Bingham, raising money for the NSPCC. (15765326)

The event has been organised by volunteers from the charity’s Bingham committee for three summers in a row.

This year, 45 shops in the town are taking part.

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 Sunday and the first correct entry drawn out of the hat after that date will win a £20 voucher from The Circle Eatery, 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 seems to be gaining in popularity each year.

“We are so well supported by shops and businesses and it is lovely to see families walking around with their sheets.”

ABOVE: Helen and Thomas Markwick get their treasure hunt form from Carolyn Mees, of Mees Electrical.


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