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Hellraising Cobham house has the fundraising fear factor for Princess Alice Hospice
A quiet Cobham street has been overtaken by zombies this Halloween, but fear not as it is all in aid of charity.
Helen Walters will be sharing her family’s love of all things spooky by decorating the outside of her home and collecting donations from trick or treaters to give to Princess Alice Hospice.
Ms Walters is something of a Halloween celebrity in Cobham, attracting the attention of the community in the past four years through different displays.
Ms Walters said: “It’s great fun decorating my house. My daughter has always loved Halloween so we always try to decorate.
“When I moved to Cobham, the first year we tried not to make our house too scary but after asking some of the children visiting, one little girl said she wanted it really scary so we didn’t want to let her down.
“We get a real mix of visitors and the children really enjoy visiting us. The parents seem to greatly appreciate the effort we put in for our trick or treaters to have fun. We just want the local children to have a good time.”
The idea to donate to the Esher hospice stems back to Ms Walters childhood, where each year she took part in a school competition to see who could raise the most money for charity at Halloween.
Last year, 10 pumpkins all carved with different designs were placed outside the house for visitors to enjoy and blood splattered curtains, ghosts, ghouls and tombstones have all been featured through the years.
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