Interactive trail promises to bring Bury St Edmunds’ landmarks to life

The group of interns behind Off the Bury Track alongside Abby Mayes, corporate fund-raiser at St Nicholas Hospice Care ANL-160727-172518001
The group of interns behind Off the Bury Track alongside Abby Mayes, corporate fund-raiser at St Nicholas Hospice Care ANL-160727-172518001
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An interactive trail promises to bring landmarks around Bury St Edmunds town centre to life, boost local knowledge and raise funds for charity.

Organised by 11 interns at West Suffolk’s councils, the ‘Off the Bury Track’ trail will take participants on a self guided walk and along the way they will answer questions about the town’s history.

The walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, is on Saturday, August 6 and everyone who completes the trail is entered into a prize draw.

Intern Ryan Pack said: “We really wanted this event to be fun and engaging and we have tried to use unusual and quirky facts about Bury St Edmunds to make people aware of parts of the town that they may not already know about.

“There will be questions at different landmarks, as we want this to open people’s eyes to not only the history of the town but to everyday things that they may not be aware of.

“Those who complete the trail can also be entered into our prize draw, with prizes donated to us from major local and regional business, all of whom have been really enthusiastic about the trail.”

Prizes for the draw include a family ticket for the Chinese State Circus at The Apex, three swim passes for Abbeycroft Leisure Centre and a yearly family pass to West Stow and Moyse’s Hall Museum.

The event will also feature a raffle with even more prizes up for grabs such as two tickets to a home game at Ipswich Town Football Club and two tickets for a brewery tour at Greene King.

Cllr Joanna Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “This is something that the whole family can incorporate into their day while relaxing and shopping in Bury town centre.”

After the event, information packs detailing the route will be left in the town’s Tourism Information Centre and some made available for schools.

Abby Mayes, corporate fund-raiser for the hospice, added: “The team of interns have done a fantastic job in planning this event and we’re grateful they’ve decided that their efforts should support our hospice.”

It runs from 10am to 5pm and participants can pick up a trail guide from Charter Square. For more details contact Ryan Pack on 01284 758138. There is a suggested donation of £1 to the hospice.