Thousands take part in the Spooky Welly Walk

As the leaves star to fall, Merseyside’s favourite family-fun event, the Spooky Welly Walk, returned to Sherdley Park last Saturday. The annual Halloween family day out and fundraising walk, organised by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, was attended by thousands of kids, mums and dads, grans and grandads digging the fang-tastic fun.

The event was sponsored by Arriva and included creepy crafts, terrifying (temporary) tattoos, a children’s obstacle course, spook-tacular photo booths, fairground rides and more.

Exhibitors included Chester Zoo, local football club Parkdale Sidac as well as free food samples from Nairn, with performances by St Helens College and MD Productions. There was also some real wolves to meet and great from the amazing Watermill Wolves!

As ever, it’s all in aid of a great cause – helping Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in their efforts to find better ways to treat the UK’s biggest cancer killer, and to support people living with it.

Josh Worrall, the charity’s events manager, said “We’re amazed at how well the people of St Helens come out to support the Spooky Welly Walk.

“It seems to just grow and grow, and each year more and more families come along to join in the fun.

“The funds raised from this event helps us to support thousands of people living with lung cancer – patients, carers and their families.

“Every penny is vital to our work – every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK. £35 could fund one hour of lung cancer research, £60 could pay for a day of training for a lung cancer nurse, while £175 could provide a grant for patients in need.”

More photos available on the Spooky Welly Walk Facebook Event


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