‘Zombie Lawyers’ will be out and about in Slough High Street when the Aston Bond team parade in their Halloween attire on the 31st of October 2014 between 12:30PM and 1PM. The parade is all in aid of the charity Destiny Support, whilst also bringing some fun and sweets to Slough’s High Street. Aston Bond have a history of celebrating Halloween, and this year is no different. It is a spirited bit of fun with the serious purpose of raising money for local charity Destiny Support.
All those taking part have donated to the charity, and we’re asking the public to help us in our fundraising efforts. The firm has set a target of raising £250 by the end of the month for the charity through in-house sweet sales and online donations on our Local Giving Page. We will also be raising money and accepting donations in return for sweets as we parade through Slough’s High Street. The target is ambitious and there is a lot of work to be done, but the Aston Bond team feel that it is within reach as many individuals’s in the office could certainly be classed as ‘sweet tooth’s’! We will also be baking ‘Halloween Themed’ cakes and cookies to aid the fundraising for Destiny Support.
Here is a small bit of history regarding ‘Trick or Treat’, it is not the American fad many believe. It actually has its roots in pre-Christian Celtic times about 2,000 years ago when people believed that the dead returned to earth on Samhain. Bonfires were lit to pay homage to the dead. It also kept those dancing around the fire nice and warm, especially if they wore masquerade costume, just as they do today. The pagan Samhain festival is believed to have eventually become known as Halloween and merged with Christian All Souls Memorials. American settlers carried on the many winter customs including November Guy Fawkes Bonfire Parties and Halloween and made them their own with trick or treat. Naturally, children love to get the chance to dress up whilst getting sweets and therefore the ancient tradition was reborn.
We would love to see as many people out and about as possible, so come and join us in aid of Destiny Support and have some fun on October the 31st! We will continue to be fundraising in our reception as well throughout the month.