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Dead good zombies raise hundreds for Rugby kids

Rugby Editorial 30th Oct, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A HUNDRED zombies shuffled and moaned their way through the town centre on Sunday (October 26) to raise money for two young brothers who have cerebral palsy.

The fifth annual charity Zombiethon fancy dress event – this year with a dead celebrities theme – has so far raised over £600 for ten-year-old Bobby Elson and his five year-old brother Ryan, who both need operations and equipment no longer available on the NHS.

Organiser Clare Plumbley said: “I want to thank everyone involved; all the people who kindly donated gifts, the alternative market and craft fair for coming with their stalls, and everyone who turned up and took part – the costumes were amazing.

“I’m really proud of how the town got behind us and helped us raise this money for a wonderful cause.”

Bobby and Ryan’s mum Beckie Haddock is trying to raise £20,000 to improve life for her boys.

Search Facebook for ‘Fundraising fun for Bobby and Ryan’ for more information on the campaign.

Pictures by Gems Walker.

Bobby Elson (10), who needs specialist equipment to help ease his symptoms, had a whale of a time.

Zombie Einstein experimented with the Halloween fancy dress event.

Zombies of all ages joined the march.

Organiser Clare Plumbley was ‘gunged’ (RIGHT) for charity at the post-Zombiethon party at the Vault nightclub.

Zombie Bob Ross and Zombie Michael Jackson made an appearance.

Five year-old Ryan Elson (LEFT), who needs surgery to help with his condition and relieve his constant pain, was chuffed with his zombie makeup.

A group of undead wrestlers added muscle to the procession.

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