A MOTHER and daughter from Penarth have explained why they have gathered a group of generous traders for a treasure hunt this weekend.

Mother and daughter Ceri and Elynne Steed, who work at Exitus Escape Rooms in Cardiff, said they have a brilliant relationship with Tenovus Cancer Care on Windsor Road, and wanted to raise as much as possible in trying times.

The pair have been hit by bereavement as a result of cancer, and felt an urge to give something back.

The treasure hunt also aims to get people back to the high street again after lockdown.

Ms Steed explained: “We’ve been touched by cancer and we had a lot of help from a cancer care charity, although not directly from Tenovus in Penarth. It’s kind of a personal thing and we wanted to go local.

“It’s also a great chance for people to come down to the town centre and instil some good feeling again.

“The town has been very quiet, and I hope this will have a positive impact for traders.

“We’ve deliberately only asked local independent stores to be involved because we want to help support them at this time.”

The treasure hunt – a first for the Steeds – will include 16 traders and will take place from 10am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

“There will be something for everyone, of all ages,” Ms Steed added. “We’re so grateful to everyone who has agreed to get involved already and also those who have donated prizes.”

Carys Jenkins, of Tenovus Penarth, said: “Ceri and Ellie have been a wonderful support in raising funds and awareness for Tenovus Cancer Care over the last year and we’ve worked on some very exciting and innovative collaborations together.

“Their idea to host a pirate hunt around Penarth is brilliant because it’s not just going to support the many families affected by cancer with the funds raised, it’s going to support the local businesses in Penarth who are excited to be opening their doors again and welcoming the community back.

“It’s a really fun and interactive way to make people feel comfortable visiting the local businesses and seeing how well they’ve adapted with social distancing practices in place.

“Our charity shop on the high street receives so much support from residents in Penarth and we’re also gearing up to welcome back our customers from the first week of August.”

If you would like to get involved, you still can by booking your space by going to www.exitusescaperooms.co.uk/booking, and selecting "Penarth Treasure Hunt". You will then receive a time, day and place for your treasure hunt.

For more information visit https://exitusescaperoomscardiff.co.uk/penarthhunt/.