Scarefest raises £900

Scarefest at Seo77 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Scarefest at Seo77 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

A charity Scarefest in the spirit of Halloween was held by a local business to raise more than £900 for Macmillan Cancer care.

Online marketing firm Seo77, based in Newthorpe, dressed up in spooky costumes and decorated their office in return for sponsorship from several of their clients.

Throughout the day, staff put make-up and facepaint on each other to add to their costumes and took photos to show their sponsors.

Seo77 founder David Redfern said that the day had been a fantastic success and a great team-building opportunity for the team as they had the chance to have fun and celebrate Halloween.

Lauren Parkin, Social media assistant at Seo77, said that it had been a lot of fun.

She added: “My favourite bit was getting dressed up as it doesn’t happen very often and it makes a change from work clothes.

“And even better we are raising money for a really good cause.”

Macmillan Cancer Support provide support to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families. The charity funds nurses and other specialist health care professionals, practical support at home, emotional support, and financial help to cope with the extra costs.

For anyone who would like to donate to the team please email David Redfern on