It may only be March, but a community group in Lincoln are calling for volunteers to sign up to an Easter egg hunt with a difference! During the event on Saturday 13th April 2019, participants will search for a series of clues while cleaning up at the same time.
So far around six families have signed up to take part in the quirky event, which is being organised by the Moorlands Local People Project. They’re aiming to recruit another twenty families before the big day.
It comes from an idea at a recent steering group meeting where local residents said a cleaner neighbourhood was one of their biggest priorities. The idea for an Easter egg hunt was also put forward and the decision was taken to roll both into a single day.
Covering around one square mile each, there will be three trails available to participants on the day. The event will include a woodland trail, a street trail and a playground hunt. The volunteers will be divided into groups and will take one route each.
The children taking part will be searching for a number of varnished stones which have been hidden. They’ll need to collect the stones at each point to show they’ve completed the course to receive their prize.
The varnished stones are being prepared by a local craft group which is part of the Moorlands Local People Project. They’ve also created a number of Easter egg baskets from recycled materials. These will be filled with Easter eggs and handed out to children that participate when they complete the course.
The event has the full backing of the local YMCA who’ll be helping to clean up on the day. Organisers are also seeking support from local businesses.
Commenting ahead of the event, Community Project Officer Wanda Wilson from Sustrans, said; “Local residents have told us that cleaning up the neighbourhood is a big priority for them. So we came up with the idea of an Easter egg hunt with a difference! It’s a way of making our neighbourhood cleaner and having a bit of Easter fun at the same time. During the hunt you follow the clues, clean up your area and get an Easter egg for the rubbish you pick up and bring back. So why not come and join in the fun by cleaning up your area for the Easter Bunny?”
Funded by the People’s Health Trust, the Moorland Local People Project is an exciting initiative which aims to improve health and wellbeing by creating a better place to live. We're delivering the project with support from Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council.
The event will take place between 11am and 12pm starting at the old butchers shop at the Moorland Avenue round shops. Please contact [email protected] or visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoorlandLocalPeople/ for more information and to get involved.