Lion hunters invited to join charity’s festive challenge

YOUNG ‘lion hunters’ are being invited to prowl the town centre for hidden clues on a new treasure trail in Warwick this Christmas.

Throughout December keen-eyed shoppers are able to follow the clues to spot Molly Olly’s Wishes charity lion mascot Olly the Brave in 14 windows. Each one will be sporting festive outfits and displaying a letter.

Entries, which will spell out seasonal words, can then be posted through the letterbox at Molly Olly’s Wishes offices in Swan Street for the chance to win a super-sized version of Olly The Brave.

Molly Olly's Wishes, treasure trail, Christmas, Rachel Ollerenshaw
Photo by David Fawbert Photography

Participants are also invited to make a donation to the charity, which supports children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses and their families. It was established by Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw in 2011 following the death of their eight-year-old daughter Molly from a rare kidney cancer.

The cuddly lions have their own Hickman line and a detachable mane, which helps to explain and normalise the effects of chemotherapy. These form part of an Olly The Brave pack that has now been handed out to more than 40 hospitals, along with a book from the charity’s exclusive Olly The Brave series.

Rachel said: “The treasure trail is free but if you would like to make a donation to the charity, we would be extremely grateful. As you can imagine this year has been extremely difficult for Molly Olly’s Wishes as their fundraising has significantly reduced but we are seeing a massive increase in wishes and children requiring Olly The Brave therapeutic lions and books to help explain their journey.

“Thank you for all the retailers for their support and for making us feel so welcome in our new offices. Anything people can give to help Molly Olly’s Wishes help children and their families through their darkest days would be extremely gratefully received.”

To download the treasure trail clues visit here

Further information about Molly Olly’s Wishes or how to donate can be found at:

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