Collier Row family raise £300 for meningitis charity with spooky Halloween illusions
PUBLISHED: 14:15 07 November 2018
Residents enjoyed a display of spooky Halloween lights in Collier Row on October 31.
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.
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.