Zombies are set to take over Harltepool town centre once again this Saturday.
But don’t worry – they will not be out for flesh, they will be out for charity collections.
The second annual Nightmare in Hartlepool Zombie Walk will start at 2pm outside Flix Movie Cafe, in Church Square, before heading for the shopping centre.
It is the brainchild of town man Ellis Stewart, though he is taking a back seat from organising the popular event as he is concentrating on a bid to climb Mount Everest and an organising committee, including people who took part last year, has been formed.
Ellis, a dad-of-two who lives on the Bishop Cuthbert estate, said: “It’s time to get the undead back on the streets of Hartlepool for the second annual Nightmare in Hartlepool Zombie Walk.
“So we’re calling out for all of the undead elite to join us in gearing up for the spooky season to walk the streets of Hartlepool and blow last year’s walk out of the water.”
The event is open to “zombies” of all ages.
Last year’s event was in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
This year, proceeds will go to Bradley Lowery’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma, in aid of two-year-old Bradley from Blackhall, who is battling a rare childhood cancer. To find out more, visit www.hartlepoolzombiewalk.co.uk