Town trail proves a big success

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DESPITE Sunday’s persistent rain, 30 teams showed up to take part in a town trail and challenge in Bury St Edmunds.

People gathered to seek out the answers to clues about local places of interest with historic significance.

They faced the task of gathering a selection of items, all for under £5, with a copy of the Bury Free Press, an image of Queen Elizabeth II, a golf tee and plastic cutlery on the list.

The event, supported by the Bury Free Press, ended with strawberry tea and a raffle in the refurbished Crypt at St Edmund’s Catholic Church.

It raised £2,000 for the church and the winning team, made up of Sarah and Mick Truman, received a prize leisure pack.

Organiser John Saunders said: “Around 200 of all ages from Bury and as far afield as Ipswich, Cambridge and Beccles, turned up and had a fantastic time. New friendships were made, a lot of fun was had and people found out a great deal about our beautiful and interesting town. We very much appreciated the support of those who donated, helped or participated.”