Staff at a Netherton day centre for adults organised a special fright night (trick or) treat for people who use the service this week.

The Halloween event at the South Hub on Park Lane – run by a leading Sefton adult social care provider, New Directions – featured a whole afternoon of ghoulish goings-on.

One of the highlights of the party was a keenly-contested pumpkin carving competition which attracted a wide range of entries from people keen to display their creative craft skills.

People who attend the service were also encouraged to wear fancy dress and throw some shapes on the dancefloor, as the DJ played a wide range of suitably spooky Halloween-themed hits of yesteryear.

A buffet featuring frightening food options, a raffle and a prize for best costume were also on the menu at the event as the South Hub regulars partied away the afternoon.

South Hub Deputy Manager, Nikki Ferguson, commented: “This was a really successful event and we’ve had some very good feedback from everyone who attended.

“We hold similar events to mark special occasions throughout the year, and the people who use our service are always very enthusiastic about them, and keen to get involved.”

John McKeown, who attends the South Hub, added: “I’ve had the best day I’ve ever had at the centre today. The atmosphere was brilliant and everyone got involved – it was amazing.”

The New Directions South Hub provides a caring and friendly day service which aims to help the people who attend to develop, gain new skills and grow in confidence.

It offers a wide variety of activities, from arts and crafts and cookery to exercise classes and music therapy. For more information call 0151 705 6677.

New Directions..The Halloween event at the South Hub on Park Lane . Netherton