Cherry Trees, hosted a Spooktacular Halloween Party last night, bringing together children from the East and West Clandon communities with children from the Cherry Trees house. 


Around 30 little witches, zombies and skeletons turned the East Clandon Village Hall into a spooky coven at the first ever community Halloween Party, which saw each child carving their very own pumpkin, taking part in traditional Halloween games, such as apple bobbing, and enjoying a communal tea party.


The event, created and hosted by Cherry Trees, was designed to provide a fun seasonal alternative for their children, to make sure they could also enjoy the full Halloween experience.


Jill Cook from Cherry Trees said: “Our charity ethos is always child first, disability second and that means providing our children with the same opportunities as their peers. This Halloween, we wanted to create an event that brought the community together whilst providing our children with a fun, friendly and frightful Halloween!”


Local parents Roger and Else-Marie said: “We'd like to send a huge thank you to Cherry Trees for putting on a fantastic event last night, all the children had a great time and we can't wait until next year. Most notable was the way the event allowed children to be children and enjoy Halloween together regardless of disability or not. Well done Cherry Trees and huge thanks!"


Following the success of the party, Cherry Trees hopes to turn this into an annual event and would like to thank all involved, including Tozer Seeds who donated all the pumpkins for the children and local resident, Jane Thorrald, for providing the party food.