Time to register for Corby’s green treasure hunt

The mayor of Corby, Cllr Anthony Dady, has organised a green treasure hunt
The mayor of Corby, Cllr Anthony Dady, has organised a green treasure hunt

People in Corby are being reminded to sign up for a green treasure hunt.

The mayor’s green treasure hunt takes place on Saturday (February 21) but teams have to register by 5pm on Thursday.

The green treasure hunt is a first for Corby and will send teams on a clue busting trip around the borough, exploring the town’s most iconic buildings, old and new. And, of course, the whole event will have a fun green theme throughout.

The event takes place from 10am and should take about two hours to complete depending on your choice of transport. Teams can take on the challenge using whichever mode of transport they wish, however, the greener the better as this means the entry cost will be cheaper. Entry fees will be as follows:

Combustion engine - £10

Hybrid vehicle or motorcycle - £5

Solely electric vehicles - £2

Cyclists – free.

All funds raised will be donated to the mayor’s chosen charities, Corby Foodbank, Corby Street Pastors and the Lighthouse Drop-in Centre.

Teams must meet anytime between 10am and midday at the Electric Corby Community Energy Dome outside Corby Cube in James Ashworth VC Square to collect their treasure pack and should return before 2pm when the winners will be announced.

Each team can have a maximum of five members and must be registered by 5pm on Thursday (February 19). To register call Electric Corby on 01536 560222 or email info@electriccorby.co.uk.

The mayor of Corby, Cllr Anthony Dady, said: “The green treasure hunt is a fantastic way to show the council’s commitment to making Corby as green as possible whilst also raising money for some great causes. So far, the people of Corby have been extremely generous in digging deep to donate whatever they can to support my chosen charities and in my last few months as mayor, I’d like to raise as much money as I possibly can to add to the pot. So why not register a team for the latest fundraising event? It could be a great day out for all the family.”

The marketing manager at Electric Corby, Anthony Richardson, said: “Electric Corby is proud to be supporting the big green treasure hunt. We are determined to position Corby at the forefront of the transport revolution and it is great that the mayor has been able to organise an event that not only raises awareness of electric vehicles but raises money for some very worthy charities.”