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Chorley’s Market Walk to stage spooky events to raise money
6:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
The run-up to Hallowe’en is going to be a blood-curdling time at a Chorley fashion store.
The team at the New Look in Chorley’s Market Walk will be going all-out to look a real fright as they stage three spooktacular events to raise money for two charities, The Prince’s Trust and Cancer Research.
But apart from sending a shiver up the spine of unsuspecting customers, staff will also be encouraging them to have fun by taking part in some traditional Hallowe’en games.
The store’s charity co-ordinator, Steph Tomlinson, 20, said it will be spread over three days – the weekend before Hallowe’en on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, and Hallowe’en itself, Thursday, October 31.
Steph, who works part-time while studying for a history degree at Lancaster University, explained: “We’ll have all seven girls and one guy from the staff taking part and they will be in the scariest fancy dress they can come up with.
“Some will be wearing ready-made outfits but quite a few will have on their own creations.
“I’ve put my own costume together and I’ll be appearing as a zombie schoolgirl, with lots of ripped and tattered clothing, creepy spiders and fake blood.”
She added: “The make-up will be particularly horrible because it will be done by another of our part-time sales assistants, 18-year-old Alice Powell, who is studying media and special effects make-up at Runshaw College in Chorley.”
Customers can take part in games like bob apple – when people have to fish an apple out of a bowl of water using just their teeth – and there will be a trick or treat near the tills where people can make a small donation in return for sweets.
Sandra Hawkins, Market Walk Manager, added: “They shouldn’t be too frightened though because I know what a friendly bunch the staff at New Look are really.”
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