A north-east children’s charity has invited youngsters on a bear hunt around Inverurie for the October holidays.
Friends of the Neuro Ward has hidden 12 pictures of their teddy mascot in shop windows all across the town, and has challenged families to find them all between October 10 and 25.
A letter has been put on each picture, and participants will need to put them all together to spell the name of a famous bear.
All correct answers will be put into a draw, with two chances to win prizes donated by the trampoline centre Skyline and the toy shop Strachans of Inverurie.
Entry is £2, and all cash will go towards supporting patients in the neurological wards at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Woodend Hospital.
Dawn Smith, treasurer of Friends of the Neuro Ward, said: “Like all charities, coronavirus has really impacted our fundraising this year.
“We hope this bear hunt is a fun way for families to get outside during the school holidays safely while also helping to raise vital funds to support patients suffering from brain tumours, spinal injuries and conditions like MS, MND and Parkinson’s.”
The entry fee also includes the chance to name the charity’s new mascot – a 6ft bear, who will attend fundraising events in the future.
The charity launched its Name Our Bear competition just before lockdown forced the closure of all schools, and now wants to gather some more suggestions before finally choosing the mascot’s permanent new name.
The contest is open to all school aged children across Grampian and the Highlands.