Market Deepings couple keep up cancer support

Pete and Di Wheatley pictured front centre, with some of the people who took part.
Pete and Di Wheatley pictured front centre, with some of the people who took part.
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A COUPLE held a motorised treasure hunt as their fundraising for a cancer charity continued.

Peter and Di Wheatley, 56, from Bramley Road, Market Deeping. put on a car treasure hunt starting at the Red Lion in West Deeping and going around Rutland Water on Sunday.

A total of 14 cars took part in the hunt. Teams were given a set of clues and a map and had ten items of treasure to collect, including a pencil and a large vegetable.

The hunt raised £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Peter said: “It went very well. People had to get their mileage as close to mine was when I did it.”

The couple also held a quiz night on October 8 at the Coronation Hall in Market Deeping. A sellout of 21 teams raised £700.

Peter has been fundraising since 1988 after a close friend was diagnosed with cancer and sadly died. Di’s first husband also died of cancer, and she joined the fundraising effort after she married Peter.

Together the couple have so far raised about £40,000.

The pair regularly go on fundraising trips abroad and next November will head to Nepal to trek around the Anarpurna Massif mountain range.

Peter added: “We will be camping between 2,000 and 3,000ft. We have pledged to raise £6,800, and are about a third of the way there.”

More fundraising events are planned, including quiz nights and coffee mornings.

Peter is also selling a paper quiz for £1, which people can collect from his home at 21 Bramley Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8JG.

Cheques should be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support.