A READING children's charity will be hosting a giant treasure hunt with a twist, next week.

Dingley's Promise has partnered with The Oracle Shopping Centre and Connect Reading to mark Purple Tuesday with an innovative treasure hunt, Wheels of Fortune.

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The event, on November 12, will see teams take part in a giant treasure hunt with a twist - one member of every team must complete the challenge in a wheelchair.

The aim of Wheels of Fortune, and Purple Tuesday as a whole, is to highlight the challenges that people with disabilities may face whilst shopping and to raise awareness of the value and needs of disabled customers.

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The Oracle Shopping Centre and the surrounding area will become a treasure map and teams must hunt around town and solve cryptic clues.

The winners will be the first team to solve all the clues and reach the finish line.

Paralympic gold medallist and Patron of Dingley’s Promise, Helene Raynsford, said: "It is great to see local businesses supporting Dingley’s Promise while raising awareness of access challenges in the town centre, and challenging attitudes towards wheelchair users."

All funds raised by the teams taking part and collections taken during the event will go directly to Dingley’s Promise, whose mission is to provide life-changing support to young children with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.

Dingley’s Promise, and all participants hope that Wheels of Fortune will have a role in instigating change and making the retail experience more accessible to customers with disabilities in the future.