Witches, Draculas, zombies, the Addams Family and even dogs with bat wings all took part as over 200 people donned their fancy dress costumes for a trek up Pendle Hill last Sunday to celebrate Halloween - and raise more than £10,000 for Pendleside Hospice!
Hospice supporters, all in spooky outfits, were seen tackling the hill from mid-morning onwards and tucked into well-earned pie and peas at the end of the walk in Barley Village Hall.
Prizes were given for the best-dressed walker in both child and adult categories. Ellie Green (8) won tickets to Sandcastle at Blackpool, while Lisa Douglas won the adult class and bagged an overnight stay for two at the four-star Holiday Inn, Harrogate!
Local estate agents Pettys were sponsors of the event and spokesman Ian Bythell said: “We were delighted to support Pendleside Hospice with this walk. Supporting local communities and good causes is at the heart of our business and what better way to show this than by teaming up with the hospice to raise vital funds. It was a real family occasion with everyone having such fun. We look forward to doing it all again next year!”
Christina Cope, fund-raising manager at Pendleside Hospice, added: “This was the second time we have organised a Halloween Walk and the feedback we received was fantastic! The smiling faces of the families, especially the children, taking on the challenge were a real treat and the fact most people took time out to arrange a fancy dress costume too really turned this into an event to remember.”
Both Pendleside Hospice and Pettys have thanked all the sponsored walkers who took part and to everyone involved on the day who made this event happen safely.