There’s still time to take part in this weekend’s Spooky Welly Walk and help raise £50k for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
1 year ago
By Janet Tansley
More than 5,500 people have signed up for Merseyside’s mega-monster family fun day, the Spooky Welly Walk.
The two-mile trek, taking place in Sefton Park this Saturday, has become a fundraising favourite for the Liverpool-based Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation with hopes that it will raise a whopping £50,000 for the national charity.
And organisers say there’s still time to pull on your boots and get involved!
Jenny Lloyd, who co-ordinates the event for the charity, says: “We are really excited that we are going to have 5,500 people taking part in the Spooky Welly Walk this weekend.
“But we have still got a few more days of ticket sales left, so there’s still a chance for more people to take part.”
And she adds: “All the proceeds go to the charity, and we support everyone affected by lung cancer.”
Packed with Halloween tricks and treats, the event is a great way to get the spooky season off to a frightfully good start.
This year, the Spooky Welly Walk will feature around 30 attractions and activities to bewitch and bedazzle the little monsters of Merseyside. Aimed at children aged two to eight-years-old, they include:
- A Freaky Funfair
- Yucky Dip
- Creepy Crafts
- Menacing Mask Making
- Bugfest Beauty Parlour
- Spooky Storytelling
- Zombie Fitness Zone
- Slime Making, and more!
There’ll also be performances from spooky street dancers, and treats and prizes to be won at stalls and side-shows along the route.
Jenny says: “We just love the whole day. We can’t wait to see everyone enjoying themselves and strutting their stuff in their costumes!”
And she says, while the attractions are aimed mainly at children, ‘everyone can enjoy the fun’.
“’It’s all in aid of a great cause. Proceeds help us fund vital research work to find better ways to diagnose lung cancer and support people living with it. This really is the key aspect of the event.’’
Because the Spooky Welly Walk is so popular, the RCLCF is issuing hourly timeslots to ensure an even flow of walkers through the park.
Every child who completes the walk will get a medal, while those who raise at least £50 for the charity will be treated as Roy Castle Royalty and receive a Golden Ticket to be used on the fun fair and a sweet treat as a reward for their hard work and support.
Tickets are available to buy until midnight on Thursday, October 20.