#AmazingAccrington have launched the return of their extremely popular Halloween Shop Trail for children under 12 throughout the centre of Accrington, sponsored by local training provider North Lancs Training Group and Hyndburn Borough Council.

The event will run over the half term holidays, from Monday 23rd October to Halloween itself, Tuesday 31st October. Leaflets are going out to local schools and will be available in participating outlets, including Acorns of Lancashire, the NLTG office at 1 Oak Street, Space 2 Make and the OASST Accrington Stanley shop, plus many more.

Prizes include a £50 gift voucher, a sweet hamper, and everyone’s favourite – tickets to an Accrington Stanley match! Children are encouraged to dress up, and trick or treat along the way while getting ten stamps from participating shops. The completed forms should then be dropped into reception at NLTG (Bradshawgate House, 1 Oak St, Accrington, BB5 1EQ) for the lucky winners to be selected.

This is the second year in a row that #AmazingAccrington have organised the Halloween Shop Trail, with hundreds of children taking part in 2022.

Gareth Lindsay, Managing Director of NLTG, said: “We are extremely proud to be sponsoring the Halloween Shop Trail in Accrington once again this year. We love getting involved in community events and look forward to seeing the children enjoy this year’s Halloween Competition.”

Cllr Marlene Haworth, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, said: “I am so happy that the Halloween Shop Trail is returning this year. Not only is it an extremely fun activity for local schoolchildren and their parents over Halloween, but it’s a fantastic way to encourage people to #ShopLocal and promote our wonderful local businesses.”

Murray Dawson, Chair of #AmazingAccrington, commented: “The Halloween Shop Trail was very successful last year and we would like to say a big thank you to North Lancs Training Group and Hyndburn Borough Council for supporting the event again in 2023. We would like to see people shopping locally and the competition driving footfall into Accrington.”

You can see more on the #AmazingAccrington website www.amazingaccrington.co.uk and their social media channels.

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