Children in Midhurst have been asked to turn detective to help find a missing Easter bunny.
Midhurst businesses involved in the Midhurst First loyalty scheme have asked pupils at Easebourne Primary School, Midhurst Primary School and Conifers School to get their thinking caps on and help solve a series of clues to find the bunny in time for Easter.
And as a reward for their efforts, businesses have even put up a prize of a cuddly white fluffy bunny for the person who solves the mystery.
Clues have been hidden all around town, and pupils have been given entry forms for the competition, and now Midhurst First is asking as many people as possible to get involved as well.
Everybody who correctly solves the clues will be entered into a draw to win the reward.
All entrants have to do is spot the coloured letters hidden in shop displays and windows around Midhurst.
There are 27 letters in total, some yellow, some blue – the yellow ones will tell children where the Easter bunny is being kept and the blue ones will tell who kidnapped him.
The task is to find all the letters and put them in the right order on the entry form and the answer will be revealed.
Head teacher of Midhurst Primary School Matthew Barnes said: “The children at the school are already excited about completing the quest to find out who kidnapped the Easter bunny and where he is.
“The quest is even educational with problem solving and the need for good literacy skills.
“Education, chocolate and fun, what a great combination; and at the same time supporting our local businesses – what a brilliant initiative.”
The town has around three weeks to find the bunny’s whereabouts.
Entry forms can be collected from any Midhurst shop which displays a poster in their window.
Completed entry forms should be handed in to staff at the Black Sheep, in West Street.
Entry is free and all correct answers are entered into a draw, which will take place at 5pm on April 7.
The lucky winner will be notified and will receive the gorgeous cuddly Easter bunny.
Those who do not win the bunny can still receive an Easter present as every purchase from a Midhurst First business made using a Midhurst Reward Card (subject to a minimum spend and while stocks last) will get a free Creme Egg.
For more information contact Carolyn Bishop at Black Sheep in West Street on 01730 8102862.