There have been ghosts, ghouls and gruesome goings-on in Pendle over the past week as children and adults alike embraced the spirit of Hallowe’en.
Many people donned their scariest and most outrageous fancy dress costumes to attend events all over the borough, while others used the opportunity to drive up funds for causes close to their hearts.
In Barrowford, colleagues, friends and family of former Burnley footballer Ian Britton braved horrendous downpours to walk 2.5m. Mr Britton, who has been diagnosed as terminally ill, launched the fright night at Seedhill Athletic Track, before watching around 200 participants set off on the spooky trek. Organised by Ashley Alderson and Anthony Slater, the event raised around £1,700 for Pendleside Hospice, with Turners of Barrowford providing food for the night.
At Nelson Library, a weekly event was given a magical twist - as 24 children and 21 adults enjoyed a special Baby Bounce and Rhyme session. It was hosted by Teresa McKie and Lydia Verran.
And at Pendle Village Mill, staff dressed as their favourite Hallowe’en characters, and a pumpkin competition was held for local schools and nurseries. Lynwood Day Nursery, in Hibson Road, won the £1,000 prize and were presented with their award on Wednesday.
In Colne, a “Spooky Fun Hallowe’en Day” was held at The Muni for little Louie Jenkins (2), who contracted meningococcal septicaemia last year.
The three-hour event, which included a bouncy castle, face painting and a mucky dip, attracted approximately 300 people, and raised around £1,450.
Louie’s mum Julie (30) said: “It was fantastic, it was a really good outcome.
“The children were really well behaved and seemed to get on really nicely.
“It was a bonus that we have earned money for Louie, because it was just so lovely to see so many children enjoying themselves as well.”
A “Thriller” charity walk that was set to take place in Colne town centre unfortunately had to be cancelled. However, organisers Linda Heys and Mandy Bradshaw were still able to donate £344 for Pendleside Hospice, by holding a raffle.