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Ghosts and ghouls haunt our ‘spooktacular’ community walk

IMG_0712Frightful ghosts and ghouls spooked and entertained local families as they took a haunted walk though Pittville Park on Thursday 29 October.

Organised by our community team to celebrate Halloween, over 90 people were thrilled and frightened by the spooktacular journey through Pittville Park.

Starting at our St Paul’s Community Hub, the haunted trail led the ghost hunters around the lake and the scene was set with a selection of chilling ghost stories.

IMG_0714After surviving the spooktacular walk, attendees made their way back to the hub and enjoyed a delicious meal of ‘worm’ soup and ‘witches fingers’ (hot dogs).

The children (and even some of the adults!) got stuck in with the activities we had laid on and got into the scary spirit with apple bobbing and Hangman Doughnut.

Our Senior Housing Officer, Kevin Rudd, said, “We were delighted to welcome so many people along to our Halloween celebration. The event was a huge success and it was great to see both the parents and children enjoying the fun atmosphere at our community hub.”

To help make the event extra scary, we teamed up with the local children from our youth club, The YC. The children , aged 8 -11 years old got into the Halloween spirit by dressing up and adding extra scares to the unsuspecting walkers on the haunted trail.

Adding to the party atmosphere back at the community hub, prizes were handed out to the ‘Best Pumpkin Carving’, as voted for by the local community, and we also awarded prizes to local children for the ‘Best Spooky Fancy Dress’.

A big ‘thank you’ to Cheltenham Leisure Trust who provided ‘monster’ drinks and Inspiring Families who provided 20 pumpkins for residents to carve and also sent along a representative to join in the fun.



Notes for editors

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Press contact: Catherine Best e: t: 01242 775317


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