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Halloween bash to pay tribute to Rachel - but will move from Spalding's South Holland Centre

A popular Halloween fundraising event will go ahead to support two good causes - albeit at a different venue this year.

Mark Le Sage, of Spalding band Zebra, says he’s disappointed that his annual fundraising Halloween party won’t be at the South Holland Centre this year - and feels he had a lack of communication from the venue.

However, he’s now confirmed that the charity bash will take place at The Deeping Stage on October 30.

Zebra band, Spalding. (51043046)
Zebra band, Spalding. (51043046)

This year’s will have an extra emotional edge as it will be raising money to help the family of Rachel Carter, a big fan of Zebra.

As previously reported in the Spalding Guardian, Rachel died suddenly after a brain aneurysm in May - with her family raising cash to fund husband Daniel’s kidney dialysis treatment at home.

The band used to play Same Jeans by The View for Rachel - a tradition they’ll now continue in her honour.

Mark said: “We always played that song for her and it will definitely be on the set list again. It’s very emotional - I have known Rachel for decades.”

A well as Rachel’s family it will back Ella’s Project, which supports families with young children. Although Mark did hear back from someone at the South Holland District Council about his event, he says he’d already had to take the decision to move it by then so that everything could be organised.

It’s understood that the lack of catering staff at the venue was a factor.

Mark said: “The Halloween event has been on for years. It’s a big party and fundraiser that Zebra supports.

“It’s always just about everyone having a great time and making money for a good cause. We had to make the decision to move the event. We were disappointed but hopefully everything will be in place for next year

“We are grateful to the Deepings Stage for allowing us to take over the venue - we would love to see people there in their fancy dress.”

The event takes place on Saturday, October 30 - starting at 7pm with music from 9pm.

Entry is free with donations to the causes welcome.

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