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A spooktacular Night at The Kingswood Trust

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Many children from South Staffs and the local area enjoyed the thrills of Halloween in the meadows and woods this evening at The Kingswood Trust, an environmental and residential centre.

Witches, ghouls and pumpkin lanterns were crafted by the children who then dared to go through the woods on a candle lit parade wearing a variety of spooky costumes.

Helen Watts, a parent said, “Being outside, enjoying nature, getting away from screens and spending family together are all the reasons we love coming to The Kingswood Trust. It’s been a great night here and I am really looking forward to all the outdoor family events coming up next year too.”

This ‘sell-out’ event attracted over 70 families to celebrate Halloween using natural materials and seasonal resources from the stunning nine acre site at The Kingswood Trust. After carving their pumpkins, going on a ghost trail, parading the pumpkins, making witches out of silver birch twigs, they all warmed up with hot soup and food from Woody’s – a new food serving hut recently opened following grant funding.

Rachel Wells, ‘Head Teacher and Charity Manager said, “Volunteers and supporters at tonight’s event make this happen for children and families in South Staffs and the local area. We’ve been so lucky for the generous donations of prizes for our events, time and all the hard work given this year.

She added, “It is another endorsement of our Queens Award for Voluntary Services of which we are extremely proud.”

In addition, The Kingswood Trust delivers outdoor environmental opportunities for children of all ages, families, educators and the wider community. It offers residential stays, day visits and programmes that support learning, personal development, health and wellbeing, helping some of the most disadvantaged people in the country.

The Kingswood Trust supports groups of young people aged 15-25 with special educational needs and disabilities through fully funded volunteering projects.