Man transforms garden into Hallowe’en horror

Paul Guest has transformed his garden to raise money for charity
Paul Guest has transformed his garden to raise money for charity

A MAN has turned his garden into a spooktacular experience for Hallowe’en.

What started as a bit of fun for himself and his family has turned into a popular stop off for many in Newton-le-Willows as word of his creative decorations and spooky goings-on have spread.

Melissa Guest

Melissa Guest

So this year Paul Guest decided he may as well try and raise some money for a good cause.

The sweets salesman took the week before Hallowe’en in order to put up two gazebos and transform them into a frightful feast for those who dare enter.

He said: “It was just something I started doing for the kids as a bit of fun but it has just got bigger and bigger every year as word has spread.

“Last year was quite good but this year I thought why not try and raise some money from it.

Paul Guest and his daughter Melissa

Paul Guest and his daughter Melissa

“So this year I am going to hold a raffle and hopefully raise some money for a St Helens charity called Musical Memories which helps people with Alzheimer’s.

“Everyone knows someone who has suffered because of Alzheimer’s, my dad sadly died from it and one of our friend’s husbands is currently attending Musical Memories.

“They hold sessions where they play old music for people and hold coffee mornings but they need help to pay for renting the room and for biscuits and tea.”

Paul will enlist the help of friends and family to dress up as zombies and ghouls and he is also asking for people to donate raffle prizes if they can.

Sharon Guest

Sharon Guest

“Last year we had a bit of a queue to get in so I am hoping people will be happy to buy tickets while they are waiting,” he said.

“It has taken me about five days to set up and a day to take down but I hoping it will be worth it.” To support Paul, stop by his house on Makerfield Drive, Newton-le-Willows.