Fundraising ‘escape’ in the country

A HOSPICE has received a �10,000 boost after scores of adventurers found themselves lost in the heart of Suffolk.

Nearly 80 people in fancy dress were blindfolded and dropped at a secret location in the Suffolk countryside on Saturday to raise money for Ipswich’s St Elizabeth Hospice.

After taking their blindfolds off their challenge, in teams of three or four people, was to find their way back – but no money, phones or maps were allowed.

The 21 teams met at the Butt and Oyster pub, at Pin Mill near Ipswich, at 9.30am and, blindfolded, were taken on three coaches to a mystery location.

Organiser Rachael Mittell said: “It was a fantastic fun event and we are so proud of everyone who took part for raising such an amazing amount.”

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The first team back, dressed as convicts, was Swagtastic Four – made up of two couples from Felixstowe. They returned in just 39 minutes.

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