Riding for the Disabled (RDA) will be the beneficiary of a zombie event on Halloween being organised by Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) hotel management course students.
As part of their course, the students were required to undertake a project which involved choosing, organising and running an event, SIT tutor Patrice Spencer-Humm said.
The proceeds from the event will go towards the Otatara-based RDA, a non-profit group which offers riding therapy to children.
“We are hoping to raise a lot of money for the RDA, so a good turnout would be appreciated.”
The Devil’s Pool Zombie Run/Walk/Crawl will be held at Thomson’s Bush, Queens Dr, on Tuesday, October 31, 10.30am-noon for school children in Years 5-6. The afternoon session, 1pm-2.30pm, will be for Years 7-8. There will also be an after-school and early evening session from 4.30pm-7.30pm, with the zombie run finishing at 8pm.
Children aged 12 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult during the after-school sessions, Ms Spencer-Humm said.
A sausage sizzle and food will be available to buy.