‘Trick or Treat’ walk in aid of crash victim

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Boost for Dale’s medical costs

THE biggest Halloween event East London has ever seen takes place on Saturday night in an effort to assist Dale Eldridge on his road to recovery.

BLOODY FUN: Taylor-Rose Sims was definitely one of the best dressed and most terrifying at the Out of the Green Box Nite Series’ Frite Nite run on Friday. Hundreds of runners took part in the run with many dressing up for the Halloween-themed occasion Picture: ETHIENNE ARENDS
BLOODY FUN: Taylor-Rose Sims was definitely one of the best dressed and most terrifying at the Out of the Green Box Nite Series’ Frite Nite run on Friday. Hundreds of runners took part in the run with many dressing up for the Halloween-themed occasion Picture: ETHIENNE ARENDS

The Halloween Trick or Treat Walk welcomes spooky adventurers of all ages to dress up and enjoy a fun walk, where you will receive loads of treats along the route.

Funds raised will assist in rehabilitation costs for Dale, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2013 after being knocked off his motorcycle by a taxi. The injury has affected his motor skills, speech and various other cognitive abilities.

His mother, Sharon Eldridge, has been pleased with the support from the East London community, who have joined to participate in a number of fundraisers since the accident, helping to assist him with his recovery.

“His speech and mobility have improved significantly, especially on the right side. We have also seen improvement in his memory. The run will assist him to continue rehabilitation costs, to further improve speech and mobility, reduce spasticity and help him become more independent,” Sharon said.

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TRICKY TREATS: Cailyn Jacobsohn, left, Travis Stolsie and Erin Jacobsohn spook out residents of Berea during the Halloween Trick or Treat Walk through the suburb last year. This year’s walk will be taking place in aid of Dale Eldridge ’s recovery from an accident Picture: SARAH KINGON

The race begins and ends at the Chamberlain Centre in Berea and entries can be made at Slaters Toy Magic during office hours. There will be a 1km trick or treat walk (costing R50), a 3km Halloweenie dash and 5km scary trail (costing R80) to choose from. Participants will each receive a goodie bag to walk around with, which they will fill up with treats from various sweet stations along the route.

Eldridge anticipates about 3000 participants this year.

Jumping castles, food stalls, coffee stalls and great music make this “scary event” even more vibrant. For more info contact Sharon on 083-284-3781.

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