Join the Treasure Hunt Challenge and help search out solutions for Coeliac Sufferers in Edinburgh!

24th September: The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR. A fun family Treasure Hunt where you can get to know your city whilst supporting a great cause and raising awareness for Coeliac UK. For more details and to enter please got to –

Everyone loves a good treasure hunt and the Coeliac UK Edinburgh Treasure Hunt Challenge has an extra bonus, as it combines searching for prizes with raising funds to find out more about why some people are adversely affected by gluten. Coeliac UK is arranging three pirate-themed treasure hunts, sponsored by debbie&andrew’s sausages with the first taking place in Edinburgh on September 24th.  Entry is open to all and at with one route at 3 miles, another at 4 miles and a final 8 mile route, there is a trail to suit all ages. Not only do the funds raised go towards a fantastic cause but the event is also a great opportunity for anyone who is affected by gluten to meet up to share experiences whilst enjoying a fun day out.

The Stillness Coeliac Superstars team were among seventeen teams who took part in last year’s Treasure Hunt Challenge and they said: “It was so nice undertaking this activity with other families who we are getting to know well.  Thank you very much for bringing us together!”

Coeliac UK Treasure Hunt

The treasure hunts are sponsored by debbie&andrew’s, the sausage-makers behind one of the largest ranges of gluten free sausages currently available.  Neil Cooksey from debbie&andrew’s commented: “Coeliac disease is a serious issue, but it does not mean we shouldn’t have fun raising money to fund support, campaigns, and research into this condition and raise awareness of its symptoms.  It can be an isolating condition, so the treasure hunts also aim to bring families, friends and those affected together in a supportive situation with the opportunity to share insights and be understood.”

Coeliac UK is the national charity for people who need to live without gluten.  It aims to support people in managing the impacts of gluten and find answers to coeliac disease, raising awareness of the disease and its symptoms, as well as raising funds for further research into the area. Issues relating to coeliac disease and gluten-free diets are getting more attention, but awareness is still poor regarding the symptoms. Money raised from the Treasure Hunt Challenge will help Coeliac UK’s work which includes campaigning for better food and healthcare for those with the condition and to help ensure their gluten free diet is easy to manage. The charity also drives research that aims to deliver new solutions for those living with the condition.

The treasure hunts invite teams to follow clues around a pre-defined route, at the same time as exploring and finding out more about three fascinating and historic cities.  Dressing up as pirates is optional, but there is a prize for the best costume as well as for the team that collects the most clues.  Each treasure hunt will finish with a great gluten free meal for all participants.

If you would like to enter the treasure hunts as an individual or in a team, the events cost £5 per pirate or £15 for a team of six, and everyone is just asked to raise as much sponsorship as they can.  For more information, see:  debbie&andrew’s supports other community projects through its micro sponsorship scheme.  Details on debbie&andrew’s gluten, wheat and dairy and allergen free products, charity projects and competitions can be found at, Facebook  or Twitter @d_a_sausages



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