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Family Easter Egg Hunt to be Held on Historic Pastures
Friday, Mar 22, 2013
A traditional Easter egg hunt is taking place on Saturday 30 March on the historic Westfield pastures in Richmond. 

Organised by local land charity, Richmondshire Open Spaces Appeal, the event will be ongoing from 2-4pm and starts from the lay-by next to the allotments on Westfields. 

Each participant will receive a boxed chocolate egg when they complete the trail, which is included in the entry cost of £2.50. Light refreshments will be on sale.

This is the ninth year that the hunt has been held by ROSA – the fundraising arm of the Richmondshire Landscape Trust that owns and manages a number of pieces of land around the town for community use. Westfileds is a large area of undulating pasture lands that has spectacular views across the town towards the castle and was originally part of Richmond’s medieval 3-field system.

The event is being sponsored for the fifth year in succession by another local charity, the Richmond Duck Club, so that entry costs can be kept to a minimum and as many people as possible are able to take part.

Event organiser, Stuart Parsons, said: “The ROSA Family Easter Egg Hunt has become something of a local tradition, with many people returning year after year. This is because it has an appeal for all ages – from toddlers to students – so people can ‘grow’ with the event.

“It is fantastic to see this ancient piece of land being used for such a community activity and, if previous years are anything to go by, it will be a great afternoon out – come rain, shine or snow!” 

As well as Westfields, the Trust owns a further four areas of land around the town – Southbank, Sleegill, Jack King’s Wood and the Reeth Road Field. ROSA relies on fundraising events like this to cover the costs of maintaining and enhancing the land in its care.

Tickets are available in advance from Veronica Robson on 01748 824218 or Stuart Parsons on 01748 823456 or at the Castle Hill Book Shop in Richmond. They can also be bought on the day at the start of the event but previous years have sold out before the end of the afternoon. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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