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The event, called ‘Map-Along’, will also include an array of activities, including arts, crafts and cake decorating, alongside the treasure hunt for children to enjoy. The day promises to be a fun experience for all the family and takes place at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, in Warrington on Sunday February 17 from 3pm to 8pm.

GMAC Events, who are hosting the event, consists of four Events Management students: Amy Tomlinson, aged 21, from Crewe; Caitlin Armitage-Conway, aged 20, from Rhyl; Georgina Hoye, aged 19, from Macclesfield and Melanie Greenwood, aged 20, from Rochdale.

‘Map-Along’ was created by GMAC Events to support and raise awareness for the local hospice St Rocco’s. St Rocco’s Hospice is a charity providing specialist care and support for patients and their families across Warrington who have been diagnosed with life- limiting or terminal illnesses. It costs £3.6 million each year to keep St. Rocco’s running, equating to about £10,000 every day. Over 78% of that amount has to come from donations and fundraising by the local community.

Melanie Greenwood, GMAC Event Leader, said: “We are very grateful for the opportunity to fundraise for St Rocco’s. St Rocco’s is a wonderful charity, the work they do to help people with life-limiting illnesses is inspirational. ‘Map-Along’ has provided a wonderful opportunity to create a mystical and memorable event and we are looking forward to welcoming our guests. We hope we will be able to help make a difference to those being cared for by St. Rocco’s.” 

Katie Lawson, Community Fundraiser for St Rocco’s, said: “We’re really grateful that the students have chosen to support patient care at St. Rocco’s Hospice. We rely on support from the local community to help raise £3.6 million a year to allow us to continue caring for people in the Warrington area living with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. We hope the students’ first event goes really well; with their knowledge and skills learnt on their course we’re confident that the event will be a success.”

Tickets cost £5 per child or £8 for two. Tickets for children under two cost £1 and adults go free. Tickets are available on the day or via the following link: https://warringtontreasure.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13342454.

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