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Treasure Quest fundraiser returns

Charity fundraising event Treasure Quest is back for 2021, and the Midlands business community will again be able to don fancy dress and navigate through the countryside in various modes of transport to raise money for The Little Princess Trust.

Treasure Quest could not take place last year because of the pandemic, but this year the fourth Treasure Quest will take place on Thursday October 14.

To date the event, which is sponsored by commercial property specialist Colliers, has raised over £30,000 for The Little Princess Trust, and the creator and organiser is hoping that companies and professionals in the Midlands will provide generous support again this year.

Martyn Edwards, a director in the Birmingham office of Colliers, said: “Treasure Quest has received fantastic support from individuals and businesses each year, in the form of donated items for the auction and sponsoring through logos on the event marketing material.

“We again welcome other corporates to sponsor alongside Colliers on the start, finish gateway banners and marketing campaign raising awareness for this fantastic charity.”

As a Stage 4 cancer survivor who went through chemotherapy and lost his hair, Martyn Edwards decided to help children going through the same experience by setting up the Treasure Quest event to raise funds for The Little Princess Trust, which supports children and young people who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. The charity is now also funding vital research leading to kinder and more effective treatments for all childhood cancers.

He said: “Losing your hair through chemotherapy, can be a big hurdle to overcome in terms of confidence and dealing with day to day life. For children and young people, this is particularly challenging and having the support of a charity providing high quality wigs can make a real difference.”

Participants in Treasure Quest have to use different modes of transport to navigate their way through the countryside by collecting clues along the way, starting at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire and finishing at Baskerville Hall in Wales. Wearing of fancy dress is encouraged.

Teams can enter Treasure Quest in any mode of transport by donating a minimum of £100 sponsorship, or by setting up a fundraising page to raise that amount and more.

Pictured: From left, Lt Colonel Tim Jones (British Army), Martyn Edwards (Colliers), Iain Burgess (chief executive founder of BVG Group)