Spooky looky at what they wear to scare

Staff at Lancashire Evening Post take part in Scare Day for the LEP Lifesaver appeal

Staff at Lancashire Evening Post take part in Scare Day for the LEP Lifesaver appeal

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Ghouls, ghosts and goblins were a frightening sight this Halloween.

People across Preston and South Ribble donned fancy dress yesterday to raise money for the Evening Post’s Lifesaver Appeal.

Kind-hearted fundraisers paid money to dress up in their scariest costumes in a bid to raise £50,000 for a CT scanner at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Hairdressing students at Preston College, St Vincents Road, took part in the Wear To Scare Day.

Carmen Pickerill, lecturer in hair and beauty, said: “The college likes to support different charities.

“It was nice to get involved with something different this year.

“Students like dressing up and face-painting so they really got into the spirit of organising it.”

Other students baked cakes to sell, gave spray tans and half price hair cuts for charity.

Staff and children, including Angela Rooney, Isla, three, Michelle Jacob and Charlotte, two, at Sunny Days Playschool, Sandringham Road, Walton-le-Dale, wore spooky clothes for the day and enjoyed a Halloween party.

Staff at Virgin Active, The Capitol Centre, Walton-le-Dale, also took part in the spooktacular shenanigans.

General manager Sarah Davies, who dressed up as a witch, said: “There were several witches, cats, zombies, a monk, a nun, an evil surgeon.

“We had zombie lifeguards on pool side which was really good.

“We had a devil, a vampire, absolutely loads.

“Everyone in the club made a massive effort. The costumes were fab.”

Staff at the Evening Post also dressed up and donated cash in the second fancy dress fundraiser, which follows on from July’s Superheroes Day.