Pots of Fun Treasure Hunt will keep you entertained in town


Restore’s members have created the bright and colourful creations from old flowerpots

Imaginatively reused old flowerpots could be the source of a couple of days entertainment for families over the next few days.   Restore, the mental health charity, has created a bright and colourful Pots Of Fun Treasure Hunt around Banbury town centre, utilising old plastic pots that have been transformed into fun characters.

42 businesses are displaying the creations which have been made by Restore’s members.   The challenge is on to find as many as possible before August 6.

Jacqui Vincent-Potter, Restore’s Recovery Coordinator, came up with the idea.   She said: “I figured there were lots of flowerpots that people hide away in their sheds and don’t do anything with them.   We asked if we could have them and lots of people made donations.

“We’ve painted them and made them into lots of different creatures!”

Treasure Hunt entry forms and maps are available for £3 per family between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, from Restore’s premises in Calthorpe Street.   The quest to find the flowerpot creations can be completed in one go, or across a number of days and offers a great way to keep youngsters entertained whilst they are on their school break.

Completed sheets can be returned to Restore and one prize will be offered to a winning adult and another to a winning child.

The charity is holding a barbecue on Saturday August 6, where prizes will be presented and some of the flower pots will be auctioned off.

Jacqui says the members really enjoyed the project: “Its all about connections, socialising and helping each other.   The creations they’ve made are so different from each other – they’ve all got their own ideas.

“They’ve all thoroughly enjoyed it.   One of our ladies has made about ten different ones!”

Restore is a mental health charity that supports people to take control of their recovery, develop skills, and lead meaningful lives.  They offer recovery groups, training and employment coaching to make this possible.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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