A spooky event has helped to raise money towards improving a popular play area in Weymouth.

SPARK in the Dark saw people of all ages put on their best Halloween costumes for an evening of ghostly activities.

Visitors had a fright as they went on a walk through a ghost train and 'zombie garden', there was entertainment with spooky poems and jokes as well as a fancy dress competition.

Trick or treat stalls were also available at the event at SPARK Wellbeing Centre, and crews even paid a special visit in a Whitehorse training ambulance.

Helen Lainsbury, of the Southill Play Area Recreation for Kids (SPARK) community group, said: "This was our second year and it was even bigger and better than last year."

SPARK is an initiative launched by Helen and her friend Sarah Polkinghorne, two local mums, in 2011 with aims to develop recreational facilities for young people and to improve the communal areas for the benefit of the whole community.

In 2016, SPARK stepped in to save Southill Youth Centre on Radipole Lane.

This year, the money raised from SPARK in the Dark will go towards improving Southill play park.

The group has more events planned for the future, including SPARK Bingo and SPARK's Christmas Auction, both on November 9.