The crumpled body of local historian, Edward Hands, was found close to the statue of Richard III sending shock waves through the local community – but help was at hand to find out who had murdered Edward Hands. Following the trail round King Richard’s Leicester using powers of observation and some lateral thinking, seven teams competed in the Edward, Hands & Lewis Treasure Hunt held in aid of Leicester Charity Link.
The event, which cost £5 per person to enter, involved solving a series of intriguing clues and carrying out the Right Royal challenge of spotting and photographing as many Royal Connections as possible whilst pounding the streets of Leicester.
Starting out from the Bankers Club, 10 Friar Lane, the route took in a number of historic sites including the Gateway, Castle Gardens and High Street.
Once teams had returned from their travels there was one last challenge to complete. Which team could put King Richard’s skeletal remains back together in the quickest time?
A team from Boolers Pensions and Advisers emerged as the winner, with Gateley LLP coming in second. ‘Royally Screwed’ were streets ahead with the costume attire and were awarded the best dressed costume award.
Leanne Hathaway, Head of Taxation and Trusts with Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors said: “We were delighted that the teams who came along to help this important local charity had a fun evening. It is a cause that Edward Hands & Lewis continue to support and shows the difference that a community working together can make.”
Entrance fees and raffle money initially raised £250 for the charity but with every £10 donated converting into £50 from charitable trusts; the final total amounted to £1,250.
Susan McEniff, director of marketing and fundraising at Leicester Charity Link added: “We had a fabulous evening and raised £250 to help the most vulnerable in our community. A huge thank you to Edward Hands & Lewis solicitors and all the teams that took part to ensure the treasure hunt was a great success.”