Spooky date to raise funds for Colne’s little Louie

LITTLE PUMPKIN: Louie Jenkins (S)
LITTLE PUMPKIN: Louie Jenkins (S)

A spellbinding afternoon of ghosts, games and goosebumps is being organised by a Colne meningitis survivor’s supportive army of family and friends.

“Louie’s Spooky Fun Halloween Day” will be held at the Muni between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday, October 26th.

The aim is to raise as much money as possible for little Louie Jenkins (2), who contracted meningococcal septicaemia last year.

Last month we reported that fund-raising efforts were being revived for the tot, with a downstairs wet room and bedroom needed for the new family home, in Chatham Street.

Louie’s mum Julie (30) said: “This is the first thing that we have done this year. We have had the occupational therapist round now, and she has confirmed we do need a wet room downstairs for Louie.

“I am really excited about the event, and am getting back into the swing of things now.”

Plenty has already been arranged to ensure that both adults and children have a “spooktacular” time at the fun day.

Activities will range from 25p to £2.50 each, and include a “mucky dip”, cake raffle, biscuit decorating, face painting, apple bobbing and pumpkin carving. There will also be a bouncy castle, courtesy of Big Bounce, and a chocolate raffle.

Guests are invited to dress up, and Louie is already prepared with his bright orange pumpkin costume.

If you can help with the event, or have a raffle prize you could donate contact Julie by emailing julie.jenkins1982@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.facebook.com/LittleLAMBAppeal