Wednesday 28 October 2015

A fun packed family scavenger hunt from local charity

EVC_Scavenger Hunt

Emmaus Village Carlton found itself taken over by ghosts and ghouls, in its third annual Halloween themed scavenger hunt.

Children and their families flocked to the charity to take part in a hunt for the items needed to go in a witches cauldron, dressed from head to toe in their best and scariest Halloween costumes. A range of prizes and goodie bags were to be won, including containing sweets, book and a small toy.

Pauline Curl, Operations Manager at Emmaus Village Carlton, said: “We had 81 children arrive at our community this year, ready to have a day packed full of Halloween fun. Families were treated to a range of activities to enjoy, and many made a day of it with our café and shops on site.

“The day was a great success for us, as, while the event itself was free, we raised an amazing £2200.00 through the sale of furniture and our Bistro made over £1500.00. However, the most noticeable thing was the number of families from across Bedfordshire and beyond who came to join us in the festive fun.”

The money raised from the event will contribute towards the running of the community, which provides a home and meaningful work to formerly homeless people. Any items not used in the scavenger hunt were put to use by companions (formerly homeless people), as they created a range of soups and crumbles.

The scavenger hunt took place from 1PM to 3PM on the 31 October, at Emmaus Village Carlton, School Lane, Bedford, MK43 7LQ. Emmaus Village Carlton is open from 9.30AM to 4.30PM Monday - Saturday, with a café, a range of shops and a garden on site.