Bournemouth, Business, Charity, Latest News | Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 9:35 am | return to news

Bournemouth monster hunt – the fun way to go on safari

Don’t hide behind the sofa – monsters have arrived in Bournemouth – but in a good way.


Bournemouth Coastal BID has launched the Monster Hero Safari trail in its seven areas – Tuckton, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Boscombe, East Cliff and West Cliff, Seafront and Westbourne – and collecting them will help the NHS.

There are 10 monsters that can be found on the windows of participating businesses.

The cute and colourful Monster Heroes can be collected on a smart phone; they just need to be tapped or scanned.

This provides information about them such as their name, story and superpower.

Fiona McArthur from the Coastal BID said, “This is a fun way of attracting families back to our areas.

“There are 10 monsters to collect and when you have all of them you get an e-book.

“It costs just £2 to play and all the money goes to NHS Charities Together, and the aim is to raise £100,000 from the 100 BIDS and councils taking part.”

Coordinating the national project is Martin Blackwell, former CEO of ATCM and the Charity Retail Association, who said, “When I heard about the concept it just resonated with me and I knew I had to support it. I loved the idea of heroes; the idea of a safari on the high street.

“I just thought, if something fun like this can help make families feel good about going back out onto the high street and raise money for such a worthy cause then let’s go for it.”

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