Here come the ghouls .....

05 August 2016
Demelza is seeking help from daredevil dramatists and dancers in giving local folk the fright of their lives.

Running Scared, which takes place in Mote Park, Maidstone, on the weekend before Halloween, is one of this year’s major fundraisers for the children's charity.

The event, from 8-10pm, on Friday 28 October, will see hundreds of sponsored participants running through UV paint, foam, bubbles and assorted slimy substances – getting a few spooky surprises along the way!

Ghostly figures, menacing monsters and bloodcurdling vampires will leap out of the shadows to give entrants a real fright night experience – and you've got the chance to be among them!

Demelza is now gathering its group of ghouls and if you fancy your chances at scaring your friends, family – and complete strangers - Demelza’s fundraising team would like to hear from you.

Events co-ordinator Gemma Murray said: “We are looking for groups of amateur actors who are willing to put on their scariest outfits and make up, as well as dance groups who can put on a ‘thriller style’ routine – or something equally spine-tingling.”

Applicants should contact Gemma with their ideas on 01795 845183, email

Tickets are already being snapped up for Running Scared and for the earlier family-friendly Monster Dash which takes place from 5-7pm and is open to all ages.

Entrants are encouraged to wear their scariest Halloween costumes and will receive a Running Scared glow-in-the-dark headband on arrival.

All sponsorship from the run will go towards the invaluable work of Demelza and runners who raise more than £100 in sponsorship can have their entry fee refunded.

The 5k run is recommended for over 16s only, although those 15 and under will be permitted, if accompanied by an adult at all times.

Beware - the Terror Zone is not for the faint-hearted!