Royston bear hunt sees more than £4,000 raised for NHS
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The teddy bears that adorned Royston windows and front gardens from the start of lockdown have led to more than £4,000 being raised for the NHS.
Katie Moulton led the Royston Goes on a Bear Hunt effort – creating a Facebook page and allocating numbers for households to display alongside their bears, which could be ticked off by keen bear-spotters out on their short walks during the strictest lockdown measures in March and April and when restrictions eased.
READ MORE: Royston mum’s bear hunt reaches 1,000 members and brings joy to town in virus lockdownKatie told the Crow: “We have ended the bear hunt now but I was so pleased with how successful it was. There were 1,268 bears taking part and we ended up raising £4,135 for NHS Charities Together!”
The number of bears is a remarkable feat, as Katie – who runs nail business Fancy Fingers – said she originally hoped for 50.
Organisations also got involved, including No. 41, Cambridge Wine Merchants and Richard Cox House.