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Zombie walk will see living dead march through Glastonbury

By Central Somerset Gazette  |  Posted: October 13, 2012

The zombies are preparing to walk the Earth – or Glastonbury, at least

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The living dead will walk the streets of Glastonbury later this month as the town hosts its first official Zombie walk.

The event is being organised by Marthacare, the Glastonbury charity set up in memory of Martha Mickshik, of Norbins Road, who died in May 2006, aged seven, from a brain tumour.

The charity provides a specialist family support service at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Residents are being urged to dress up in their favourite undead costumes and stagger through the town to help raise money and awareness for the charity.

The walk is being held on October 28, but the undead are already getting into the spirit of the walk on Facebook and Twitter.

“I always thought that Glastonbury was the perfect place for a zombie walk,” said Maggie Mickshik, founder of Marthacare.

“It seemed like an event that the whole town could get its teeth into.”

After shuffling through the town, the zombies will converge on Tor Sport and Leisure Centre for an evening of music, Halloween games and a fire walk.

There will be prizes for the best costumes in different age groups, live music and a pumpkin carving contest

Organisers are warning people thinking of taking their children to the event to prepare them.

“We do welcome children, but under-12s need to be accompanied by an adult, and parents should make sure that younger children are prepared, as some of them may find the costumes and the make-up a bit scary,” said Maggie.

The tickets for the event cost £7 in advance, (£8 on the door) or £3 for under-18s (£4 on the door).

For more information or to get involved in helping organise the walk, contact Marthacare by emailing info@marthacare.co.uk, or phoning 01458 833323.

You can find the zombies on Twitter at @glastozombies and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlastonburyZombieHalloweenWalk.

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