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Richmond’s Popular Easter Egg Hunt Is Better Value Than Ever
Monday - March 21, 2016
The cost of taking part in Richmond’s traditional family Easter egg hunt on Saturday 26 March has been reduced this year thanks to generous support from within the town.

The cost of entering the trail - held on the historic Westfield pastures - is only £2.50, which is substantially less than last year’s entry fee of £3.00. This is due to the continued level of sponsorship by Richmond Duck Club and a donation of eggs from the Richmond Co-operative Superstore.

This is the 12th year in succession that the hunt has been organised by local land charity, Richmondshire Landscape Trust and it has now become a firm favourite in the town’s social calendar with hundreds taking part in the event each year. 

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 medium-sized boxed chocolate egg when they complete the trail. Light refreshments will be available.

Event organiser, Veronica Robson, said: “The ROSA Family Easter Egg Hunt has become something of a local tradition and we have many people returning year after year. Some travel quite long distances to get here and the feedback we receive is that it is a much-loved and established part of many families’ Easter celebrations.

“This year - thanks to support from Richmond Duck Club and the Co-operative Superstore - we have been able to reduce the entry fee to only £2.50. We hope this will make it a great value day out for families and that as many people as possible will be able to join the fun. ” she added.

The hunt was one of the first fundraising events held by ROSA - the fundraising arm of the Richmondshire Landscape Trust - when it was set up to raise money to buy a number of pieces of land under threat. The charity now owns and manages a number of pieces of land around the town for community use and still fundraises to maintain and enhance the different areas in its care. 

Westfields is a large area of undulating pasture land that has spectacular views across the town towards the castle and was originally part of Richmond’s medieval three-field system. 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

Tickets are available on the day at the start of the event but previous years have regularly sold out before the end of the afternoon so early arrival at the site is recommended. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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