Haven House reveals plans for Pumpkin Fest Halloween celebration

PUBLISHED: 11:28 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:28 04 September 2018

Haven House will hold its Pumpkin Fest on Sunday, October 28. Photo: Light Shape Photography

Haven House will hold its Pumpkin Fest on Sunday, October 28. Photo: Light Shape Photography

Shawn Anderson dba Light Shaping Photography

Haven House Children’s Hospice is launching its new Pumpkin Fest family fundraiser.

Following on from the success of its Chasing Elves 10k run last year, Haven House has incorporated a Chasing Pumpkins 10k run through Epping Forest for its pumpkin event on Sunday, October 28. The run will start from Haven House’s grounds at High Road, Woodford Green, at 11am.

In the afternoon it will hold its Pumpkin Plod 2k or 5k family walks which will take families through a new route this year encompassing the beautiful Highams Park lake.

Both walks begin at 2.30pm and pumpkin paraphernalia will be decorated along the route with participants encouraged to get creative and become the perfect pumpkins.

Entry fee for the Chasing Pumpkins 10k run is £15 and includes an official chip time, medal, pumpkin headwear and sweet treats.

A ticket price for a child under 12 for the Pumpkin Plod is £7; an adult £11 and family of four £30. Entry fee includes an activity card, medal, sweet treats and a pumpkin.

Haven House is also encouraging participants of the walks and run to raise £50 in sponsorship.

Katie Tyler, events fundraising manager, said “Our Pumpkin Fest is family friendly Halloween fun for all ages and is an amazing way to support Haven House in our 15th birthday year.

“We are delighted that Toyota Hills of Woodford are our medal sponsor for the event and we are really grateful for their ongoing support.

“There will be a brilliant atmosphere throughout the day with live music, fun warm-ups, barbecue and lots of Halloween family fun.

“We are asking participants to aim to raise £50 as the registration fee only covers the cost of running the event so we do rely on sponsorship to help support our vital services.”

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