Over 100 Glastonbury zombies stagger through streets
By abbie_glasto | Monday, October 29, 2012, 17:10
Local onlookers saw over 100 zombies lurching through the streets of Glastonbury yesterday during Martha Care's much anticipated Zombie Walk.
Zombies staggering through Glastonbury in aid of local charity Martha Care
Emma Crosweller, Martha Care Fundraiser, was in charge of the zombie horde on Sunday October 28
A Glastonbury Zombie munching on braiiins at Tor Leisure Centre
Troops of the living dead could be seen dragging themselves through the town groaning for brains on Sunday, to the delight of over 100 spectators who were banging on café windows and cheering them on.
People of all ages were involved in the walk – the youngest little terror taken along was 7-month-old Leo Cushing from Glastonbury.
Martha Care organisers have already started getting their teeth into plans next year's Glastonbury zombie walk following the success of this year's Halloween event.
Emma Crosweller, Martha Care Fundraiser from Glastonbury, spent the day organising the zombie walk and flocking the horde of graveyard monsters around the town.
She said: "We had the idea after seeing how popular these walks are in America – we thought it was perfect for Glastonbury.
"This year's walk was always going to be experimental, being unprecedented in Glastonbury, but the reaction we had from participants and the bands were very positive.
"Next year's walk is already booked at The Crown (Glastonbury backpackers) for Saturday 26th October and details will be released on the Martha Care website later in the year."
Martha Care is a Glastonbury charity that was set up in memory of seven-year-old Martha Mickshik, of Norbins Road, who died in 2006, from a brain tumour.
They provide a specialist family support service at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Emma Crosweller added: "Being a small charity with big ambitions, we are ultimately hoping to provide this service in all hospitals in the South West.
"At the moment we are only able to provide this service at Bristol Royal Children's Hospital."
"We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event a success, Tor leisure, Somerset Youth Volunteer Network, the Carnival Club traffic stewards, Hotnosh burger bar, the DJ's and amazing bands and staff and everyone who came to the walk.
"Support from the Community always means so much to us," she explained, "and without their help and generosity we would not be able to continue to support as many families as we do."
Martha Care has estimated fundraising totals of £670 from the zombie walk and is still welcoming donations from those who enjoyed the event.
For more information on the charity you can visit www.MarthaCare.co.uk and you can find Jaqui Lethaby's picture gallery of the zombie walk by clicking this link.