Spooky scavenger hunt makes sure nothing is wasted

Emmaus Village Carlton witch scarecrow PNL-151028-140303001
Emmaus Village Carlton witch scarecrow PNL-151028-140303001

This Halloween swap the tricks and treats by seeking out stranger items for a homeless charity.

Emmaus Village Carlton is hosting its third annual scavenger hunt, in celebration of the spookiest time of year.

This Saturday (October 31) families will have just two hours to hunt for the items needed to go in the witches cauldron, including vegetables, wooden spoons and even old shoes.

Visitors are invited to dress up in their best and scariest Halloween costumes with a range of prizes and goodie bags to be won throughout the day.

Emmaus Village Carlton operations manager Pauline Curl said: “Last year we had more than 75 children attend the event and this year we look set for over a hundred.

“With our bistro and shops on site families can make a day of it, and children are sure to be entertained in our various children’s zones and other activities throughout the day.”

She added: “None of the items used in the scavenger hunt are wasted, as our companions (formerly homeless people) use them to create a range of soups and crumbles for the day. We’re committed to recycling and always ensure nothing is wasted in our community.”

The scavenger hunt takes place from 1pm to 3pm on the 31 October, at Emmaus Village Carlton, School Lane, Bedford, MK43 7LQ.