Hidden furry friends make annual summer search a big hit with families

October 04 2016

HUNDREDS of children joined in the hunt for furry toy creatures that had taken up residence in shop and business windows in Chipping Sodbury.

Winners collecting their prizes. Photo credit to Rich McD Photography.

HUNDREDS of children joined in the hunt for furry toy creatures that had taken up residence in shop and business windows in Chipping Sodbury.
The third annual Sodbury Summer Search, run by the town’s chamber of commerce, involved youngsters seeking out the 30 animals between July and September.
Organisers said the challenge was a big success, with 1,120 correct entries received.  
Each toy became a prize and the 30 winners received them from Michelle Baden-Daintree of Simpson Solicitors during the annual food and drink festival.
Chamber secretary Laura-Lee Phillips said: “Previous years have seen children looking for sheepdogs and then sheep so it was a natural progression to have them searching for squirrels, badgers, deer, owls and hedgehogs.”
She said there was also plenty of enthusiasm from the youngsters for another search next year.
The challenge was launched as a way of bringing more people into the town, especially during the often quiet school holiday period.