Halloween-obsessed Oldbury family give their home a spooky transformation
A Halloween-obsessed Oldbury family have given their home a spooky transformation in the hopes of raising money for charity.
Adam Rickards and his mum, Ellen Kendall, have spent around a month decorating their family home on Poplar Avenue in a bid to raise as much as they can for Mind, a mental health charity.
The walk-through event, which will run from 6pm to 9pm on Halloween night, will see visitors travel through the house and into the back garden, with each room along the way decorated to suit a different theme.
What once was an ordinary kitchen has been transformed into a "chop shop", with a dungeon, dolls room, spider infestation and witches swamp also awaiting attendees on their journey through the house.
Though they have decorated their home for many years, this is the second time that the family has put on a Halloween display for charity, having raised more than £400 for Group B Strep Support last year.
Halloween-fanatic Adam, 25, said: "Last year, we had massive queues outside the house all up the street. People kept asking all year 'are you doing it again next year'.
"Last year on Halloween it belted it down and people still stood outside and waited – hopefully we will have a dry one this year.
"I'm really excited, I like seeing the reactions of people. When they come in and their jaws hit the floor it's amazing."
With the family's spooky display having proven popular, Adam created a Facebook Group, "The Haunted House in B69", last year, which has since attracted almost 600 members.