Haunted house event

With Hallowe’en one of the most celebrated occasions of the year, Mountains Animal Sanctuary is preparing for a fang-tastic event.

The equine sanctuary based at Milton of Ogil, is going batty about Hallowe’en, hosting a Hallowe’en Haunted House Event from Sunday from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Fiendishly fun games including apple bobbing and treacle donuts; scary costumes and haunting Hallowe’en treats; fancy dress and pumpkin competitions; and a spooky tour of a Haunted House, will make the event go off with a scream.

For those who dare enter the eerie house, Letham Drama Group, which is donating its time and costumes, will ensure it’s a visit to remember.

Pam Taylor, general manager of Mountains Animal Sanctuary said: “Our Hallowe’en Haunted House Event is being organised to offer families a fantastic night. There will be lots for children of all ages to do including apple bobbing, trick-or-treating as well as competitions for the best fancy dress costume and pumpkin.”

The Haunted House tour is likely to offer a few surprises too.

“This event follows our Donkey Day, both of which have been created to raise money for the sanctuary.

We continue to struggle financially and despite recent press activity, the sanctuary has limited money, certainly not enough to see us through the harsh winter. Income from ticket sales from this event will go directly to caring for the 140 horses, donkeys and ponies we have at the sanctuary.”

Mountains Animal Sanctuary launched the Dayzee Appeal in June 2011 following the death of its owner and main benefactor Mr Alan B. Fraser.

The sanctuary is trying desperately to extend its longevity while urgently trying to raise funds to plug a £300,000 shortfall in income over the next twelve months.

For more information on the Hallowe’en Haunted House event call Mountains on 01356 650258.