Fright night in Weymouth is all in a good cause

Dorset Echo: Carl Greenham, Venetia Randall, Richard Thorington, Claire Eisner, Scott Williams and, front, Rowan McIntosh, Jamie Pinnow and Alfie Bungay at radio AIR at Westfield Arts College Carl Greenham, Venetia Randall, Richard Thorington, Claire Eisner, Scott Williams and, front, Rowan McIntosh, Jamie Pinnow and Alfie Bungay at radio AIR at Westfield Arts College

ZOMBIES, witches and ghouls will be taking over Weymouth Pavilion tonight to raise money for a good cause.

The hair-raising event will take place at the Ocean Room from 8pm to raise funds for Weymouth’s community radio station AIR FM.

The station, which will be going live on FM next year, is currently looking to raise money for a transmitter to enable them to broadcast.

Tonight’s fundraiser will see live music, Halloween fun and optional fancy dress and everyone is encouraged to come down and join in.

AIR FM station manager Carl Greenham said he had been busy preparing his costume – a mixture of a zombie and a vampire.

He said: “It’s AIR’s first fundraising event and we are raising awareness of the station.

“It’s all about live music and the station is all about promoting live music.”

The station does regular live music shows and some of the acts performing tonight have already appeared on AIR.

Danny and the Goosemen, Lilly McMullan and Jamie Pinnow will all be performing and the special guest will be Ed Hintze.

Compere for the evening will be Wey Valley School student Scott Williams and there will be also be street magician Chris Percy.

Mr Greenham said: “We are offering something different to the community for the older students and teenagers that want to have a break from trick-or-treating and just come and have a good laugh and see the quality of music that’s on AIR.”

The Ocean Rooms will be decorated in style thanks to a donation from Morrison’s in Weymouth.

Mr Greenham said: “We’ve had huge support from them. They’ve allowed us to fill up a trolley with goods to support the cause for free.

“They have given us lots of set dressing, which is brilliant and really kind.”

He added: “It’s going to be a brilliant night. We are raising money for a great cause. It’s great to have the Pavilion. It’s a big part of the community. We need as many people as possible to come and support us and raise money for the new transmitter.”

Tickets are £5 on the door at the Ocean Room and the event runs from 8pm. Fancy dress is optional.

 

Have fun, but show respect: Police

 

DORSET Police are encouraging people to enjoy Halloween but to respect others.

It is traditionally the time of trick or treating and fun but police are reminding those going out door knocking to respect those who would rather not take part.

Enhanced patrols will be carried out on Halloween evening and Safer Neighbourhood Teams across Dorset have been handing out posters.

Superintendent Dave Thorp said: “We appreciate that people want to go out and enjoy the Halloween festivities and go trick or treating, but it is important to respect the views of others who do not want to participate.

“If homes are displaying no trick or treating signs, then politely move on.”

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