Pumpkin hunt across Bury St Edmunds town centre raises £300

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Greener Growth Pumpkin Treasure Hunt ANL-140411-162624001
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Treasure hunters embarked on a Halloween quest to find pumpkins hidden across Bury St Edmunds town centre in aid of charity.

Five teams attempted to locate 10 large pumpkins dotted around the town in a challenge organised by Hartest-based community interest company Greener Growth.

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Starting from Oakes Barn and finishing at the Rugby Club, there were stalls along the way with pumpkin bread, cookies, soup and mulled wine.

Prizes included wine from Thos Peatling, a pumpkin cake, chocolates and pumpkine - while £300 was raised to be divided between St Nicholas Hospice Care and Greener Growth.

Pumpkins used in the hunt were grown by inmates at Hollesley Bay prison with the support of Greener Growth, which also works in schools and the wider community to help and inspire people to grow their own food.

Joannah Metcalfe, who founded the organisation, said: “The weather was glorious and the bars at Oakes Barn and the Rugby Club all decorated with pumpkins galore. A big thankyou to the police cadets for their help and patience.”

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For more details about the organisation’s work including garden makeovers and community kitchen gardens, visit www.greenergrowth.co.uk

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Greener Growth Pumpkin Treasure Hunt ANL-140411-162636001