Mayor dons pointed teeth and black cape for Monster Walk
WITH his sharp, pointed teeth, black cape and deathly pallor, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the chilling figure of Count Dracula had come to call.
But the fangs and trickle of blood are fake of course – Cheltenham Mayor, Colin Hay, was simply trying out his fantastically frightening costume ahead of Cheltenham's Monster Walk, on October 27.
He said: "The cape looked a little bit like a bin bag when I got it out but it was a bit of fun to put on the costume, and the white make-up and all the fake blood, although I didn't realise that it would stain, and the blood took some washing off. I hope it doesn't raise too many eyebrows that the mayor is doing something a little bit silly, but I hope to raise awareness of the march, and raise awareness of the mayor's charities.
"I also want to raise awareness that it's better to do something like this than go around doing trick or treating, which can worry some elderly people. This is a lot more fun."
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He urged people to get involved in what would be the first big Monster Walk for Cheltenham.
On October 27, the Gloucestershire Echo is inviting you to don your very best ghoulish get-up, and take part in our Halloween-themed fancy dress charity walk, which we're hosting in partnership with radio station Total Star FM, and party shop Banners and Balloons. Money raised will go towards the Mayor's charities, including the Severn Freewheelers who deliver blood and medical supplies to hospitals in the west of the country.
Other charities, namely the Whaddon, Lynworth and Priors Neighbourhood Project and the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, will also benefit from your fundraising efforts.
Starting off at Cambray Place at 4pm on October 27, those who take part will follow a route through the town centre before finishing at The Brewery for some fun festivities.
Tickets cost £3 for an adult and £1.50 per child. Family tickets cost £7. Tickets are on sale at Cheltenham's Tourist Information Centre in the Promenade, and are also available at Banners and Balloons in Ambrose Street.