New hunt goes Potty for city charity

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A new Harry Pottger-inspired scavenger hunt, that will raise funds for a local charity, is coming to the city next month.

Potter Hunt is the brainchild of four Sheffield Hallam students and will see families and friends take to the streets to solve Potter-inspired riddles, that will lead them from one location to the next.

All funds raised from entry costs will be donated to Roundabout, a youth homeless charity based in Sheffield.

Roundabout has been supporting young people aged 16-24 for nearly 40 years by providing shelter, support and life skills. Through a variety of services, the charity aims to support and empower young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to learn the necessary skills they need to become independent.

Mary Goacher, who helped develop the scavenger hunt at Marekiva Events, said: “We are excited to launch the first ever Potter Hunt in Sheffield. It is all in the name of charity, so for a great cause.

“We are inviting the public to enter in teams of four to go around different locations solving Potter riddles, once they have solved them they will be given a piece of a map to lead them onto the next location.

“The winning team is the first to reach the final venue with the complete map, where prizes will be awarded. We think this will appeal to all ages and whether you are a devote Harry Potter fan or not, the experience will be a truly magical one!

“We hope as many teams as possible will get creative and come dressed as their favourite Potter characters.”

Potter Hunt will launch on March 12 2017 at 2pm.