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Collier Row family raise £300 for meningitis charity with spooky Halloween illusions

PUBLISHED: 14:15 07 November 2018

Patsy Gabriel has set up a Halloween Illusions experience in her front garden with donations going to the Meningtitis Trust.

Patsy Gabriel has set up a Halloween Illusions experience in her front garden with donations going to the Meningtitis Trust.

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Residents enjoyed a display of spooky Halloween lights in Collier Row on October 31.

Patsy Gabriel has set up a Halloween Illusions experience in her front garden with donations going to the Meningtitis Trust.Patsy Gabriel has set up a Halloween Illusions experience in her front garden with donations going to the Meningtitis Trust.

Patsy Gabriel from Avelon Road opened out her front garden for the public to visit the family’s Halloween illusions experience.

With multiple projectors, lights, a sound and smoke machine, and fancy dress, the Gabriel family put on a spooktacular atmospheric show.

Patsy Gabriel has set up a Halloween Illusions experience in her front garden with donations going to the Meningtitis Trust. Pictured with Ellie May, 8 and Dean Dale.Patsy Gabriel has set up a Halloween Illusions experience in her front garden with donations going to the Meningtitis Trust. Pictured with Ellie May, 8 and Dean Dale.

After experiencing the lights, residents were encouraged to make donations to the Meningitis Trust.

Patsy told the Recorder: “We raised £300 on the night but we’re going to continue the donations at Christmas.

“About 2,000 people turned up, it was absolutely brilliant.”

Patsy and her husband Will Gabriel lost their daughter Candy, to meningitis 30 years ago. Since then they have continued to raise funds for the Meningitis Trust.

The charity funds research into vaccines and prevention, and aims to reduce the impact of meningitis by raising awareness about the disease.

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