MAKING EASTBOURNE SAFE AND PLAYFUL, WHILE SUPPORTING THE NHS
Your Eastbourne BID is providing a family fun ‘Safari’, a story-trail, to help spread joy, support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return into Eastbourne Town Centre.
Launched on Saturday 1st August, families and households in Eastbourne are invited to search the streets for 10 cute and colourful MonsterHeroes. Using only smartphones, the Safari allows you to learn each of the MonsterHero’s name, story, and superpowers. Once all 10 MonsterHeroes are found, a free e-book, that tells the story of their first team-up, will be unlocked. The Safari works by utilising contactless NFC technology and QR codes, without the need for players to download or sign up to anything, they simply need to tap or scan to play. The Safari aims to bring some sort of normality back to high streets and demonstrates an effective opportunity to entertain and excite shoppers. A clever way to help increase Eastbourne Town Centre footfall while ensuring the safety of the public.
Over 100 BIDs and councils across the UK are taking part in the MonsterHero Safari project, which has been sponsored by Wild in Art, with the aim of raising over £100k for NHS Charities Together. In times of great stress, this project aims to provide the local community with a memorable experience that will bring a smile to the community of Eastbourne.
Your Eastbourne BID says, ‘MonsterHero Safari is great fun for families and with a trail throughout the town centre, that takes in The Enterprise Centre, The Beacon, Terminus Road, Little Chelsea and Victoria Place, we are sure families will discover new shops, restaurants and cafes on their exploration through Eastbourne. For a small donation to NHS Charities Together, children can locate the monsters and learn their stories.’
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.”