Guys and Ghouls trail in Dunchurch this Halloween
Two spooky trails will run through the village in aid of Fred Bennett's Don't Look Down fund
DUNCHURCH is once again raising money for Don’t Look Down with a village Halloween trail.
Houses throughout the village will be decorated in a Guys and Ghouls theme, with each participating house having a number or letter to form part of a hidden message.
The trail takes place on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October 2021, 4pm to 7pm.
Last year’s Halloween trail raised more than £3,000 for Don’t Look Down.
Louise Bennett wrote: “This year we are changing this slightly to give two shorter routes - one each side of the traffic lights of doom. You can choose to do one or both, it's entirely up to you and your legs.”
Households wanting to take part decorate the outside of their homes. Those houses get a letter, number or symbol to display and are then featured on a map of houses for people to look at around the village.
Mrs Bennett added: “Last year there was no trick or treating, but this year you'll probably also be asked for sweets!”
Anyone wanting to take part or receive a copy of the map of the trail can sign up to Louise’s mailing list
Don’t look down
Fred Bennett's 'Don't Look Down' Fund is a Special Named Fund at the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, raising funds for research into acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and supportive care.
Fred was 13 years old when in July 2019 he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a cancer of the blood. Fred died on 3rd May 2020, nine months after diagnosis.
His mum Louise wrote: “We have set up the Don’t Look Down Fund in the hope that more children will get the chance to live the life they deserve. We chose the name as to encompass Fred’s fearless and risk-taking attitude as well as conveying how difficult the whole journey is. Despite everything, Fred was determined to be as active, strong and risk taking as ever, and one thing that really stood out during his illness was his mental resilience and determination. He was adamant he could still do the things he enjoyed. His determination and positive outlook kept us going and made a huge difference to how we look back on his last year.”