Colne zombie walk set to be a ‘Thriller’

Sisters Mandy Bradshaw and Linda Heys with posters and costumes for the 'Thriller' walk they are organising  on Hallowe'en.'Photo Ben Parsons
Sisters Mandy Bradshaw and Linda Heys with posters and costumes for the 'Thriller' walk they are organising on Hallowe'en.'Photo Ben Parsons

A “Thriller” of an evening is set to take Colne by storm this Halloween.

Organised by sisters Linda Heys and Mandy Bradshaw, the charity crawl will be raising funds for Pendleside Hospice, while keeping Michael Jackson’s name alive.

The aim is for participants to don their scariest zombie gear and meet at the Queen Hotel, in Burnley Road, at 6-30pm on Saturday, October 26th.

They will then walk up the main street of Colne, taking in all the pubs along the way, before proceeding back down the same route.

Linda, of Cromwell Terrace, Barrowford, said: “I was just sitting talking one night with my sister Mandy, and we were talking about Michael Jackson. She is an absolutely avid fan.

“We just came up with an idea coming up to Halloween of a zombie crawl.

“And because the hospice has helped up with family who have had cancer, we thought we would do it as a charity event.

“It’s going to be absolutely fantastic, and we are really looking forward to it.”

The ambitious sisters, who have their own Michael Jackson website, are also hopeful that their spectacle of an event will become popular on an international level.

Linda added: “We are hoping to make it an annual thing, and not just in this country.

“Through the Michael Jackson website, we hope it will become a worldwide event.”

Supporting the unique event is fund-raiser for Pendleside Hospice, Leah Mitchell.

She said: “Pendleside Hospice cares for local people diagnosed with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and their families, and the cost of providing this care will exceed £3.7 million this year.

“A grant from the local health trusts provides approximately 26% of the running costs but the hospice relies on voluntary contributions such as fundraising events, sponsorship and donations to raise the remaining £2.7 million.”

As well as the charity crawl, Linda and Mandy will also be looking for raffle prizes and donations.

Call Linda on 07854 939187, and to book a place visit www.michaeljackson-7.com

Tickets are priced at £5.