Halloween house in Ponswood Road, St Leonards, raised money for the HRVAB charity. SUS-211029-073209001

Hastings and St Leonards’ ‘scariest’ Halloween house raises money for charity

The Hawkins family have gained a bit of a reputation over the years for their incredible Halloween displays, and this year was no exception.

Friday, 29th October 2021, 3:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 10:53 am

They decorated their house and garden in Ponswood Road, St Leonards, with incredible ghoulish designs to raise money for local charity Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association For The Blind (HRVAB).

The spooky scene was created by Rose Hawkins’ talented children Kelton, 15, and Elijah, 14. “My children are so clever, they’ve designed it all themselves,” said Rose. “It’s completely off their own bat - we just provided the money.”

She added: “We started off doing it at our old house in St Leonards. It just started off as a bit of fun and then we decided to put it to good use and try to raise some money for charity. Obviously last year we didn’t do it because of the pandemic and lockdown, so we decided to try again this year with some new decorations.”

The family - dressed up as monsters - were out last weekend every night with buckets to collect money from spectators who flocked to see the house of horrors.

Rose said they raised an “incredible” £193.17 for the HRVAB. She picked the charity for this year’s Halloween fund-raiser “because they do so much locally for the blind residents around Hastings and Rother.” Scroll down for more ghoulish pictures...

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