Zombies raise hell in Rugby - and lots of money

Sunday's event raised money for two poorly brothers
Sunday's event raised money for two poorly brothers

Blood-soaked zombies took to the streets at the weekend as part of a grisly Halloween event to help a Rugby family.

A gang of not-so-dead celebrities in gruesome costumes took part in the sponsored walk to help Rugby brothers Bobby Elson, ten, and brother Ryan, five.

They have bilateral periventricular leukomelacia and cerebral palsy and need expensive medical treatment.

Andy Walker, who is one of the organisers of Rugby Zombiethon, said Sunday’s event raised £620.

“It was an amazing day and we had 100 people taking part,” he said.

“There was a real zombie community feel to the day, with loads of old and new faces.”

He would like to thank everybody who supported the event.

Andy added: “It was a brilliant amount to raise for such a worthwhile cause.

“We are already looking forward to next year.”

Bobby and Ryan need constant medical help for their conditions.

Their mum Beckie Havoc said: “I’m so shocked at the amount raised and I really can’t thank everyone enough.

“We had people stop us on the walk, to chat to us and ask how the boys were doing, friends of family who have heard about the boys came out to put some coins in the bucket. It was so overwhelming.”