Gunnedah’s streets will soon be reminiscent of a scene from a horror movie.
Locals will hit the streets in their scariest costumes on October 27 for the global phenomenon and fundraiser Night of the Walking Dead.
Locals are encouraged to dress up in their spookiest and funniest Halloween costumes and bring a gold coin donation, with all proceeds to go to Can Assist Gunnedah for local cancer patients .
“Last year we had some terrific costumes and it was such a surreal scene to see a huge mass of people pretending to be zombies and creatures of the night, walking through Conadilly Street,” acting cultural precinct supervisor Lauren Mackley said.
“The idea behind the march is to raise awareness and money for the Gunnedah Can Assist branch; a small group of volunteers who tirelessly fundraise to assist local people affected by cancer.”
Can Assist president Kate Knight said the Night of the Walking Dead was a great success last year and she hoped families would get involved again this year.
With families often struggling to cope with increased costs as a result of a cancer diagnosis, Mrs Knight said it was important to have awareness and fundraising activities such as this for local cancer patients.
“A patient and their family often face extra expenses from travel, accommodation and medical costs,” she said.
“It is through fundraisers such as this that we are able to continue to financially assist local families.
“Many of our volunteers will also be dressed up and actively involved as they enjoy having a fun time while fundraising.”
The Night of the Walking Dead march will start at 6.30pm on Saturday, October 27 at the post office on Elgin Street, and will finish up at the Smithurst Theatre with a disco and sausage sizzle.
All participants are asked to gather at the Post office at 6.15pm and bring a gold coin donation.
For more information, contact Lauren Mackley on (02) 6740 2100.