Summer in Brum: Birmingham Zombie Walk returns 8th August

Via Nicky at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Summer in Birmingham: Birmingham Zombie Walk returns 8th August

Organisers of this Saturday’s Birmingham Zombie Walk took to the streets to announce that the 2015 route will now start and finish in Victoria Square.

The 1.7 mile walk, which raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, has moved to Victoria Square as a safety precaution as a result of the extensive roadworks currently taking place around Birmingham city centre.

Zombie Walk Birmingham will now start and finish at Victoria Square.
Zombie Walk Birmingham will now start and finish at Victoria Square.

Fronting this year’s event for the second year running is Birmingham Children’s Hospital patient Rafe Walker, an inspirational teenager who has been living with an inoperable brain tumour since he was eight years old.

Rafe, now 15, will lead the cadaverous crowd of 1,200 ‘walking dead’ as they weave in and out of the backstreets of Birmingham making eerie groans and showing off their best zombie slow walks with the hope of raising over £11,000 for the children’s hospital.

Zombies take to the streets to announce the walk's change of start location as Victoria Square.
Zombies take to the streets to announce the walk’s change of start location as Victoria Square.

The final route is always a closely guarded secret, but the terrifying experience will kick off at 3pm with the fundraisers asked to arrive at the ‘Zombie Only’ zone from midday for the make-up artists to work their magic.

Tickets are available on the day for just £5 with make-up packages, featuring lots of fake blood to ensure participants look as ghoulish as possible, also starting from £5.

Organisers have announced that this Saturday's Zombie Walk will start at Victoria Square
Organisers have announced that this Saturday’s Zombie Walk will start at Victoria Square

The first Zombie Walk took place in Birmingham in 2009 and since it started has raised over £26,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The event includes live music, themed games and a photobooth.

For further information visit birminghamzombies.com or be in Victoria Square from 12 noon on Saturday to purchase tickets on the day.

Follow Rafe on twitter at: twitter.com/rafesbrain

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