Builder’s cash helps treasure hunt organiser give free books to children in Doncaster

A community treasure hunt is set to give Doncaster children free books.

The not-for-profit hunt, organised by Rachael’s Little Bookworms, received £1,000 from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme to fund the reading venture.

Organiser, Rachael Carter said: “I’m buzzing with excitement and so grateful to Persimmon Homes.

“I hosted a small book treasure hunt around Doncaster earlier this year to celebrate World Book Day. A total of 175 books were hidden in 24 locations across Doncaster.

Helpers of Rachael’s Little Bookworms helped hide books for children around Doncaster

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"Photographs were taken showing the locations of the books, to help younger children find them.”

“Persimmon’s donation will enable me to replicate the treasure hunt on a larger scale so that I can help put more books in the hands of young readers.”

Gemma Bateman, head of sales for Persimmon South Yorkshire, said: “Our Community Champions scheme is all about supporting our local area. Rachael’s book treasure hunt is a wonderful initiative to help promote reading in children as well as creating opportunities to explore the local area.”

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