A REDDITCH care home has been challenging children in the community to find the ‘Millcroft Mice’ which are painted on stones and hidden around local parks.
The residents and staff at Millcroft care home hid 22 mice in total and posted the challenge on Facebook, asking youngsters in the area to find the mice and return them to Millcroft to receive a special reward.
Resident Patricia Tuckley said: “It’s great to see the kids getting out and about looking for our mice and bringing them home.
“It’s been lovely seeing them come to the home with the biggest smiles on their faces waiting for their rewards.
“I love that we always come up with new ideas to bring our community to Millcroft.”
So far, 18 ‘Millcroft Mice’ have been returned to the home, with four remaining hidden around Redditch parks and other areas, such as Arrow Valley Country Park and Redditch bandstand.
Mia and Rowan Burford were among the first to find some of the mice.
Their mum Sinead Paul said: “We thoroughly enjoyed searching for the mice – it was something fun to do with the kids in the local area and it didn’t cost a penny.”
Home manager Lyndsay Sard added: “We’ve loved seeing all the children come to Millcroft, they’ve been a huge help finding our cheeky Millcroft Mice.
“There are still some mice to find, so keep hunting.
“Don’t forget, there are some special prizes waiting at Millcroft for everyone who brings our mice home.”