A local charity shop is Halloween ready this week, thanks to the creative efforts of Harrogate schoolchildren.

Members of the Ashville College Textiles club dressed the window of Saint Michael’s shop, on Cold Bath Road, in a spooky theme.

This included a velvet skirt and scarves being transformed into a witch and a spider and bats being made from dresses and cloths.

The back drops, both of which were donated and are reusable – and are for sale from All Hallow’s Day on Monday 1st November.

Tina Hedges, Deputy Chief Executive of Saint Michael’s Hospice said:

“We absolutely love what the Ashville pupils have done and are very impressed with their creativity. We are so grateful for their support of our Cold Bath Road shop and Saint Michael’s, which are at the centre of our community.

“We’re sure the fantastic window display will be a great incentive for people to visit our shop. Every purchase or donation helps us raise vital funds to care for local people living with terminal illness and bereavement.”

Saint Michael’s volunteer David Woodward in front of the Halloween window.

Thanks to Conor Davies, the Ashville Head of Physics who volunteers at the shop, this is the second time the school has been invited by Saint Michael’s to help dress their shop window.

Ashville College art technician Sarah Mortimer said:

“The volunteers from the shop sorted out some suitable clothes and props that had been donated, and we set about creating the widow display.

“All in all, we have created a display made from unwanted items, reused and recycled to decorate and celebrate Halloween this year, and hopefully for future years.”

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