Wollondilly mayor hosts scavenger hunt and charity dinner

Snap: Mayor Judith Hannan is excited to host a mayoral scavenger hunt and charity dinner on Saturday, July 28. Picture: Simon Bennett
Snap: Mayor Judith Hannan is excited to host a mayoral scavenger hunt and charity dinner on Saturday, July 28. Picture: Simon Bennett

You won’t need to be Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot or Nancy Drew to solve the clues in the upcoming mayoral scavenger hunt.

But you will need to have a camera, a map and your problem solving hat on.

Mayor Judy Hannan has invited residents to join her for a team race around the shire on Saturday, July 28.

Teams of two to four people will have to solve clues, complete challenges and gather evidence of their journey.

It is all in an effort to raise money for the Wollondilly Prostate Cancer Support Group and Warragamba Anzac Community Fund.

“The hunt will be a great day out,” Cr Hannan said.

“I am excited to see the pictures.

“The clues will be cryptic but people will be able to work them out.

“My advice is to think strategically about the clues and teams should plan which towns to go so they aren’t driving around in circles.”

The first team to complete all the clues will win a $500 cash prize.

The mayor will then host a charity dinner at Warragamba Town Hall from 6pm that night.

There will be raffles, silent auctions and local entertainment.

“The dinner will be intimate,” Cr Hannan said.

“We have some amazing prizes up for grabs including accommodation stays and weekends away.”

The dress code and theme for the dinner is ‘be true blue for prostate cancer’.

Cr Hannan said she wanted to raise money and awareness for the support group because prostate cancer affected many men.

“Hopefully the night will encourage men to take notice and get their prostate checked,” she said.

“The support group is a relatively new group so I want to help them out financially because they care for cancer sufferers, their families and provide advice and support.”

Money will also go to the Warragamba Anzac Community Fund to help the committee fund and erect a bronze statue in the Warragamba Memorial Park.

Cr Hannan said she enjoyed hosting unique events for her charity fundraiser.

“I go to a lot of balls so I wanted to hold an event that allowed everyone to have some fun,” she said.

Last year the mayor held a traditional country and western hoedown at K-Ranch Arena. She raised money for the Touched By Olivia Foundation charity which will build an all-abilities playground in Warragamba this year.

Tickets for the scavenger hunt cost $50 per team. Tickets for the dinner cost $99 per person or $900 for a table of 10.

For more information, to register and for tickets, email, events@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au or 4677 1100. To register visit the website.