Spooky themed Pokewalk saving lives

on November 3, 2016

Pokémon fans gathered in Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday (29th October) before setting off to begin their Halloween Pokewalk, a charity walk using the smash-hit mobile game as a theme.

The event was all about raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital whilst having fun searching for Pokémon.

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It is the city’s second official Pokewalk after the first one in July this year raised more than £300 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

To embrace the Halloween theme the Pokémon Walk organisers teamed up with Zombie Walk Bimringham to make things a little spooky. Pokémon fans attending the event wore fancy dress ranging from Chucky costumes to Pokémon characters to really get in the spirit of both Halloween and the Pokewalk which ensured the group stood out from the crowds as they hunted Pokémon around Birmingham City Centre.

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The event was also covered by Switch Radio who created an after-party playlist for when the Pokémon Go fans met up at the Second Cup café to wrap up the day.

A charity raffle was held at the after-party which included the chance to win a signed copy of ‘Fun Science” by vlogger Charlie McDonnell who kindly donated the book for the raffle.

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Tim Arstall, a presenter for Switch Radio, posted on Facebook, “Truly amazing day with the Birmingham Pokewalk raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”

Pictures of the event can be found on the official Twitter page for Birmingham Pokewalk using the Twitter handle @BhamPokewalk. 

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