Norwich schoolchildren revive zombie Spice Girls for charity Halloween event

Two Norwich schoolchildren have raised over £400 for a local charity hosting a Halloween event which featured a visit from some zombie “Spice Girls”.

Esme (aged 9) and Jeannie (aged 5) Burrell from Norwich were inspired to fundraise for Nelson’s Journey, following a visit to the charity’s art exhibition in the Forum during the summer.

But what started out as a plan to make collectable “squishys” to sell around the school, soon escalated into the girls planning and hosting a full-scale Halloween party with Ghost Bowling, Creepy Cocktails and Giant Worry Eater games. 

On the night of Halloween, Esme and Jeannie transformed the Norwich Rugby Club into a ghoulish Halloween spectacular which featured a visit from some zombie Spice Girls…only days before the real Spice Girls announced their comeback.

The Halloween Party, which was sponsored by Heritage Will Writers, raised £401.68 for the children’s Bereavement charity, Nelson’s Journey which supports children and young people up to their 18th birthday who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. They provide a range of support, appropriate for the needs of each child or young person which can include one-to-one support and opportunities to meet others their age who have also experienced a bereavement.