26 October 2020

Halloween fun for everyone

Those looking to have a hoot this Halloween need look no further than the seasonal activities on offer from Rennie Grove.

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For the youngsters and the young-at-heart, there’s a Pumpkin Carving Competition designed to get everyone in a spectacularly spooky mood. For just £5, crafty carvers can enter their creepy creations into one of three categories; Best Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin or Comedy Pumpkin. The winner of each category will receive a hamper of trick or treat sweets.

To enter, simply sign up to the category that you wish to enter ​here and you will receive an email with all the details. The closing date for entries is noon on Friday 30 October and judging will be carried out by our own fiendish fundraisers, with winners announced during the afternoon.

Hazel Bendon, Senior Community Fundraiser said: “We’re looking for creativity, imagination and originality, but above all the idea is for everyone to take part and have fun, while making a small contribution to help keep our nurses caring for those who need us.”

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For fun of a more mysterious kind, join us for a special Halloween-themed virtual mystery evening on Saturday 31 October.  The Monster Smash mystery is set in New Jersey in an ‘imposing but somewhat derelict’ Victorian mansion and follows the fancy-dress loving, rather strange occupants as they prepare to receive trick or treaters. Then a sinister discovery is made near the wood chipper outside…

To find out what happens next, join the Monster Smash evening which will be held on Zoom. Tickets cost £6 per person and must be booked online in advance. Full details of how to take part will be sent to you along with the plot and suspect profiles to check out ahead of the evening. So why not sign up for all the family and watch the mystery unravel? A PC, laptop or tablet is required to take part.

“We hope that people will join us for these seasonal activities and have fun with friends or family,” said Hazel. “All money raised will help fund Rennie Grove’s care for local families with life-limiting illness, which is more important now than ever. So please, pop a pumpkin or two in your shopping trolley and round up some super-sleuths for a Halloween to remember.”

To enter the Pumpkin Carving Competition, please go to www.renniegrove.org/PumpkinCarving and find out more about the Monster Smash at www.renniegrove.org/MonsterSmash.