Scary stuff for March charity

Jo and Tommy Kelly will once again be decorating the front of their home for Halloween to raise funds for Eddie's.
Jo and Tommy Kelly will once again be decorating the front of their home for Halloween to raise funds for Eddie's.

Adults with learning disabilities will be given a ‘treat’ when volunteers hold a spooktacular Halloween display to raise money for charity.

Jo and Tommy Kelly will be raising money – and frights – when they stage a gruesome, spooky display in aid of Fenland charity Eddie’s.

The March couple have been befrienders with the charity, which helps people with learning disabilities, for more than five years.

Each year they have decorated the front garden of their home in Wisbech Road, opposite the Men of March pub, with ghostly items for Halloween and this year they are pulling out all the stops once again.

Families and trick-or-treaters are being invited to come and have a look at the display on Saturday, October 31, and to make a donation.

Mrs Kelly said: “Last year we collected £276 from the kind people of March which made a huge difference to the work of Eddie’s, but this year we’d like to raise even more.

“The charity’s Befriending Scheme provides adults with a learning disability the opportunity to build great friendships with volunteers with similar interests to enjoy social activities together.”

Suzanne Lombardo, volunteers co-ordinator for Eddie’s said: “We are thrilled that Jo and Tommy have kindly decided to support Eddie’s again this year with their traditional Halloween activities.

“We hope lots of people go along to check out the display and help support the work that we do.”