Trea­sure hunt helps raise funds


MORE than 70 people in 19 cars raised 2,400TL dur­ing the 13th Cred­itwest Bank Car Trea­sure Hunt on Sun­day to help buy more med­i­cal equip­ment for TRNC health cen­tres and am­bu­lances.

Pro­ceeds from the hunt, which took between three and four hours to com­plete, have been do­nated to the Civil Emer­gency Ser­vice Vol­un­teers (CESV 112) as part of its fundrais­ing cam­paign to buy equip­ment in­clud­ing neck braces for pa­tients with spinal in­juries.

The trea­sure hunt — a test of ob­ser­va­tion, not speed — be­gan at King’s Bowl­ing Leisure Cen­tre on the Girne by­pass, with driv­ers and pas­sen­gers then fol­low­ing a scenic route while search­ing for 58 clues in both ru­ral and ur­ban ar­eas. At the fin­ish­ing point, Karşıyaka’s Blue Gar­den Res­tau­rant in Güzelyalı, lunch was on of­fer along with a raf­fle and a gen­eral knowl­edge tiebreaker quiz of 20 ques­tions.

The Bulls­eye team of John and Ju­lia Ben­nett and Sue and An­drew Cow­ley were named as trea­sure hunt win­ners, with a Çatalköy Cred­itwest branch team sec­ond and Sheila’s Wheels third. Win­ners of the quiz were Cred­itwest bank’s Karaoğlanoğlu branch. All were pre­sented with lanterns as prizes. Or­gan­iser Mike Gabb said: “I be­lieve all who took part were very happy with how the event turned out and en­joyed them­selves while go­ing through parts of North Cyprus that many had not seen be­fore.

“I thank Cred­itwest bank for its con­tin­u­ing sup­port and I will con­tinue to or­gan­ise the trea­sure hunt with the ob­jec­tive of amus­ing people while also rais­ing money for a good cause.”

CESV 112 op­er­a­tional di­rec­tor Stephen Col­lard said the 2,400TL raised on the day would be used to help pur­chase med­i­cal equip­ment for health cen­tres and am­bu­lances in ar­eas such as Lapta, Esen­tepe and Çam­lı­bel.

“This trea­sure hunt has been held for many years to ben­e­fit CESV 112 and we greatly ap­pre­ci­ate any amount it raises,” he added.

Par­tic­i­pants on the hunt. Far right, Cred­itwest’s Fi­gen Kay­mak and Mazher Za­heed with Stephen Col­lard and the win­ning Bulls­eye team, (from left) Sue and An­drew Cow­ley and John and Ju­lia Ben­nett. Be­low right, teams reg­is­ter­ing. Photos: Brian Joyce

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