A traditional Easter egg hunt is taking place on Saturday 7th April on the historic Westfield pastures in Richmond.
Each participant will receive a boxed chocolate egg when they complete the trail, which is covered by the entry cost of £2.50. Refreshments, including home-made cakes and biscuits, will be on sale.
This is the eighth 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.
The event is being sponsored for the fourth year in succession by another town 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: “This is one of the most popular events in our fundraising calendar and has become something of a local ‘tradition’. Many people return year after year and we hear comments that it has become an integral part of many families’ Easter celebrations.
“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 or shine!”
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. 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.