The stage is set at Scotland’s oldest working theatre for a CHARITY fundraiser with a difference! On Valentine’s Weekend, Saturday 16th February, the team are offering a spine-tingling alternative to the more traditional candlelit dinner.

Instead they invite guests to spend a whole night in the reputedly haunted Theatre Royal Dumfries, absorbing the history, discovering spooky tales and supporting an amazing local charity in the process!

Award-winning tour guides and storytellers Mostly Ghostly Tours and local charity Food Train have teamed up for a ‘spooktacular’ fundraising event.

Mostly Ghostly recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and wanted to do something special to mark their decade.

Founder member Kathleen Cronie said:

 

“We love working with our friends at Food Train: they are a passionate and dedicated local charity who make real, positive differences to the lives of the people they support. We’ve previously organised fundraising tours and volunteer events and this time, wanted to offer something a bit different. As we recently celebrated our 10th anniversary and actually launched Mostly Ghostly at the Theatre Royal, it seemed like the perfect partnership. To spend a full night in this historic and famously haunted building is an exciting opportunity and we’d like to thank the Theatre team for their help in organising and promoting the event. We hope that in addition to raising funds, this spine-tingling challenge will help raise the profile of Food Train D&G and those they support.”

 

The evening starts at 10pm with a magical introduction from upcoming young magician Ryan Stokes who will bring a unique and intriguing aspect to this special event. Guests will then be guided around the hidden areas of the Theatre, as the team reveal episodes from its 226-year history followed by midnight snacks. The event ends at 7am next morning – for any souls brave enough to stay that long!

Those taking part are asked to pay just £35 for this unique experience, or alternatively, they can raise a minimum of £50 through sponsorship. All profits will be donated to the Food Train.

Food Train is based in Dumfries and supports older people to live independently at home. They help older people across the region by providing fours services: including grocery deliveries, a household help service, befriending and MealMakers. Anyone interested in finding out more about Food Train can ring 01387 270800 or see their website on www.thefoodtrain.co.uk

Helen McAnespie, D&G Regional Manager said “We are delighted to be working with the Mostly Ghostly team again on this very unique event, we have worked with the team in the past and are very grateful for their continued support.  We would like to congratulate them on their 10th Anniversary and wish them all the best for this event and for the future.”

The team aims to provide plenty of chills and thrills for those brave enough to join them, so when you’re cuddled up in your comfy sleeping bag, don’t get too cosy, you might just catch a glimpse of something – spooky…

 

  • Contact Info: Mostly Ghostly – mostlyghostly@hotmail.co.ukwww.mostlyghostly.org
  • Contact Info: Food Train Dumfries and Galloway – helen@thefoodtrain.co.ukwww.thefoodtrain.co.uk
  • The Spooky Sleepover takes place on Saturday 16th February from 10pm-7am. Tickets and sponsor forms available from Midsteeple Box Office.Established in 2008, Mostly Ghostly are award-winning creators of a range of ghost and local history tours including: the Dumfries Ghost Walk and Haunted Theatre Tour.
  • Food Train Dumfries and Galloway Food Train is based in Dumfries and supports older people to live independently at home. They help older people across the region by providing fours services: including grocery deliveries, a household help service, befriending and MealMakers.