Treasure hunt at beauty spot raises cash for good causes

Healthy Heart Campaign and charities will benefit, says Hartshorne Group

A FAMILY treasure hunt at Hawkstone Park Follies raised £1,880 for good causes including lifesaving defibrillators for a Healthy Heart Campaign. 


The fun event saw teams compete to amass points by using augmented reality technology in order to take part in photo missions and video challenges at the Shropshire beauty spot.


The day was organised for workmates and their families by Hartshorne Group, which supplies and services Volvo commercial vehicles across the Midlands. 


James Cowen, Managing Director at Hartshorne Group, said: "It was a fantastic event and I'd like to thank all our staff as well as everybody at Hawkstone Park Follies. We had over 100 people join in and every penny raised will go towards a great cause, such as installing heart defibrillators within the community."  


Participants could nominate a charity to receive any funds they raised through sponsorship or tasks. Hartshorne matched sums by making a donation to its Healthy Heart Campaign.  


The Follies are a range of dramatic hills set in 100 acres of parkland that were developed to include gullies, caves, towers and bridges. During the treasure hunt, families used iPads with mapping technology to find mystery destinations.


Hartshorne's Healthy Heart Campaign has so far provided funds to install 10 defibrillators at local schools and community locations. Approximately 30,000 people a year suffer a cardiac arrest in the UK that occurs somewhere other than a hospital. Defibrillators come with voice instructions and can be used by anybody to re-start a person's heart in an emergency.  


Hartshorne Group operates major depots in Alfreton, Burton, Birmingham, Nottingham, Potteries (Newcastle-under-Lyme), Shrewsbury and Walsall.



1 - The winning team celebrates at the family treasure hunt.