Stone age man sculpture tells tales of Hengistbury Head

Stone Age man contactless donations

An eight ft wooden sculpture of a stone age man at Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve is now telling stories about the stone age era in exchange for a £1 donation.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would have been like to live at Hengistbury Head during the stone age then simply donate £1 via a cash or contactless card donation and you’ll hear a story from the stone age.

The donations will help support Bournemouth’s parks and open spaces for future generations and are collected via the Bournemouth Parks Foundation, an independent charity devoted to enhancing the town's parks, gardens and open spaces.

Bournemouth Parks Foundation has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Nesta to develop outdoor contactless donation units. Bournemouth’s one of the first places in the UK to have such a unit installed.

Cathi Farrer, Manager of the Bournemouth Parks Foundation, said, “We’re really excited to be working on this national project to develop an outdoors contactless unit.

“The fundraising technology is used extensively in the charity and museum sectors, but a unit hasn’t until now been developed for an outdoor environment.

“We’ve been working with GoodBox, a Tech for Good Company, to prototype the donation technology and are excited to be launching the first one at Hengistbury Head.

“Our next prototyping phase will see us develop a solar powered unit which could be located in any outdoor environment without needing a traditional power supply.”

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