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Halloween display will be raising money for Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps tonight

PUBLISHED: 17:15 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:10 02 November 2017

This year's costume. Picture: Andrew Brown

This year's costume. Picture: Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

A man from Dagenham will be scaring passers-by for a good cause tonight, donating the proceeds of his annual Halloween display to a Romford charity which recently lost thousands of pounds.

Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps marching through Hornchurcg High Street Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps marching through Hornchurcg High Street

In October Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps were left “gutted” when their 60th anniversary celebration, which was to take place in Gibraltar, was cancelled after airline Monarch folded. Their flights were cancelled - costing them an estimated £7,000.

Andy Brown, whose two children play in the band, has decided to use the display he puts outside his house to raise money for the charity.

“I’ve done this every year for a few years now, and each time people say to me, ‘you ought to do this for charity’,” he said.

“So after what happened this year, I thought it would be nice to try and raise money for the Corps.”

This year's display. Picture: Andrew Brown This year's display. Picture: Andrew Brown

Normally trick or treaters and passers-by stop outside Andy’s house, which is in Sudley Road, Dagenham, to take pictures and look at the display. In previous years, Andy has dressed up as a nurse and a witch.

This year Andy will be asking those who stop to make a donation.

If the display wasn’t eye-catching enough, this year Andy will be prowling the pavements dressed as Alice Cooper.

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