Rick and Denise McGowan in Shrewsbury

A self-guided treasure trail around the streets of Shrewsbury has been created this summer to raise money for us.

Our supporters and foster carers Denise and Rick McGowan, from Market Drayton, set up the trail for families to enjoy during the summer holidays with character Felipe Flop, a bear character they have created. 

“We are always looking for things to do with the children and have always found these types of activities both fun and engaging,” said Denise.

“We wanted to do something creative to help raise money for Hope House, which is an amazing local charity.”

Denise and Rick McGowan in Shrewsbury

Rick and Denise with Felipe Flop

For £10 people will receive a digital copy of the self-guided trail which will take them through the winding streets and hidden corners of Shrewsbury town centre.

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The challenge is to follow the trail and solve the clues which will unlock a secret phrase. Everyone who successfully unlocks the secret word will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper.

“It has been purposely designed for families and all ages and abilities with a pit stop in the middle for a picnic at the Quarry if people want,” said Denise.

“Shrewsbury is a really interesting town with lots of history and interesting places to see, visit and learn about, and this trail may well just take you somewhere you’ve never been before.

“If you’re stuck for something to do this summer holidays then this is an ideal family day out, which will help raise money for a great charity.”