On Saturday 28 October, children of all ages and their families are being welcomed to Treetops brand new Pumpkin Walk for an afternoon of Halloween fun.

With a pumpkin treasure hunt in the woods, apple-bobbing, face painting and a fancy-dress costume competition, there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained – and help support your local hospice at the same time.

Treetops provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Last year, the charity supported over 1700 people through their range of services provided free of charge.

All in the name of fun

This is the first Halloween event for Treetops as community and event fundraiser, Mary Rose, explained:

“We run all kinds of different events for children and families throughout the year but this is the first time we’re offering some spooky fun on our Pumpkin Walk.

“Children will be asked to search through our grounds and woodlands for a pumpkin and bring it back to us for a prize. There may even be a few surprises lurking about but all in the name of fun – nothing too scary!.

“All the proceeds from the event go towards Treetops so we can continue to provide our services to local people free of charge. Please come along with your family and friends for a lovely fun afternoon!”

The Pumpkin Walk runs from 4-7pm. Entry is £4 per child, free for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event has been kindly supported by Ink Financial Management Ltd.

Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.