The Salisbury Bear Hunt & 800 Quiz is organised by Salisbury’s Save the Children branch and is helping to raise vital funds and awareness of the charity.
Hidden in shop windows across Salisbury city centre are 100 cuddly bears with clues about the history of the city, buildings, people and trades. Explore the city centre looking for the clues and answer as many of the 100 questions as you can.
Free entry forms can be collected from Salisbury Information Centre, Waterstones, Salisbury Library or you can download one here.
You have until 30th August to answer as many of the quiz questions as possible. Completed entry forms can be posted in the Bear Box at Salisbury Information Centre. There will be prizes, so be sure to write your contact details on your entry form.
The Salisbury Bear Hunt & 800 Quiz is free, but donations are very welcomed. Donations can be made to Save the Children via the Bear Box in Salisbury Information Centre. All money raised will support Save the Children’s work with families affected by COVID-19 in refugee camps, where hand washing and social distancing is impossible.
Salisbury BID has funded the printing of the entry forms in order to keep the activity free for people to take part in.
Su Lycett, organiser of the Salisbury Bear Hunt & 800 Quiz, said: “We had really exciting plans for this year as part of the Salisbury 2020 celebrations, but sadly because of the pandemic we’ve had to scale back our fundraising activities. But we’re delighted we’ve been able to go ahead with the popular bear hunt and quiz.
“We hope the public enjoy exploring the city to find the 100 bears and clues hidden in shop windows and finding out more about Salisbury’s history.
“Thank you to Salisbury BID for their support with the Salisbury Bear Hunt & 800 Quiz; it’s meant we’ve been able to keep it free for people to take part in.”
In partnership with VisitWiltshire, Salisbury BID co-fund the Visit Salisbury website to promote the city to visitors. The Visit Salisbury website has a full events calendar for Salisbury.