We are delighted to have been chosen as a beneficiary of a great festive fundraiser run by Gordon Gray. The Puzzle is open to all and completely free to explore online (www.christmaspuzzle.co.uk). Every year, for the last 27 years, Gordon has written a fantastic Christmas Puzzle aid of local causes. His word puzzles appeal to people who enjoy solving quality newspaper crossword puzzles, and, unlike lots of puzzles out there, there is an underlying theme that help people solve the more difficult clues as they progress. To date, the Christmas Puzzle has raised £77,000 for good causes!
Prize money – Every entrant could be a winner!
Everyone who enters will be entered into a draw to win one of five prizes, each of £10. In addition,
Gordon will award four prizes each of £30 to the four highest scorers; if there are more than four potential
winners he will arrange a draw.
Gordon will forward all the money donated, except for the prize-money, to charity. This year there is a
good blend of charities supporting needy people locally, nationally and internationally. The money
will be distributed equally between St Mary’s, Eaton Bray, Designability, The Silverlining Charity, Princess Alice Hospital, Esher and Yarl’s Wood Befrienders. All the charities have been nominated by fellow Puzzlers from the UK. We do hope you will be generous in your donations, supporting good work across the country (last
year the average donation was over £20).
Distribution to friends
The aim of the Puzzle is to raise as much as possible for the good causes so please feel free to
distribute it to your friends – take a photocopy, download a copy from the website or contact us.
Returning your entry
Please try to ensure that Gordon receives your entry by Sunday 28 January 2018; the draw to select
winners will be made on the following Sunday and all entries received by that day will qualify. He aims
to return marked entries, with solutions, by the end of February. Best wishes to you all for a happy
and peaceful Christmas and a successful New Year, not least in solving the puzzle.