Rise Park house transformed by balloons to raise money for St Francis Hospice this Halloween

PUBLISHED: 16:45 02 November 2017

Jessica Day and fiance Ben Johnson with son Tate Johnson, five, at the Halloween balloon display. Picture: Ken Mears

Jessica Day and fiance Ben Johnson with son Tate Johnson, five, at the Halloween balloon display. Picture: Ken Mears


A helium-filled haunted house made entirely from balloons managed to raise more than £250 for charity this Halloween.

Alicea Sillitoe, of Romford-based company Diamond Clear Balloons, totally transformed a home in Garry Way, Rise Park, on Tuesday evening to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

The house was decorated with eye catching black and orange balloons, but the real showstopper was Alicea’s son Cameron, who donned a monster costume constructed entirely out of balloons to thrill passers-by.

Alicea said: “It only took an hour and a half or so to knock up and it really made the night. So many kids would walk past and he’d stand stock still and then suddenly go ‘don’t you look spooky?’ and it would scare the life out of them.

“When I first asked him to wear it he didn’t really want to but by the end of the night he was almost refusing to take it off!”

The event raised £255.33 for the hospice.

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