The Sandy Branch of the Leprosy Mission

PUBLISHED: 12:41 28 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010

Held its annual car Treasure Hunt last Sunday with eight cars and 26 supporters taking part and following the route and clues set by last year s winners, Susan and David Sutton, Damian Pitts and Ann Reid. The weather kept fine and very sunny with a cool b

Held its annual car Treasure Hunt last Sunday with eight cars and 26 supporters taking part and following the route and clues set by last year's winners, Susan and David Sutton, Damian Pitts and Ann Reid. The weather kept fine and very sunny with a cool breeze which was very pleasant after the searing heat of the previous week. The hunt visited the pretty East Beds villages of Tempsford (Church End), Everton, Cockayne Hatley via The Heath and Wrestlingworth. En route some 50 clues were sought out and five pieces of treasure found. The afternoon finished with a picnic in the recreation ground at Wrestlingworth and marking of the answers. Last, but by no means least were Peter Blaine and Nigel Aldis (taking part in their first Treasure Hunt) with 28 points who won the booby prize, but only five points separated the other seven cars. Three families tied for first spot with 41.5 points and only mileage the deciding factor. In third place were the Groom family, in second place the Osborne family and the overall winners were the Pennick family from Cambridge, who have offered to compile next year's event. Branch Secretary thanks all who took part and particularly Susan, David, Damian and Ann for preparing the route and questions. The next event is on Saturday, August 5 when Colin and Diane Osborne host the annual Coffee Morning at their home 2 Leeds Smith Drive from 10am to noon, all will be made most welcome and there are various stalls and competitions during the morning. Looking forward to September is a town walk, led by Barry Groom on the afternoon of Sunday, September 3 and an Autumn Barn Dance on Friday, September 22 at Sandy Upper School, tickets £7 including suppers are available from Colin now (682032).


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