Dawn of the Mancunian dead: Zombies shuffle through city in walk to raise money for Big Issue

By Ben Ireland

When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk…Manchester?

Hundreds of zombies descended on Manchester on Sunday to raise money for the Big Issue in the North.

Despite drizzle causing face paint to run, the zombies marched from the Printworks, via the Cathedral and the Town Hall before returning to Henry J Bean via Market Street.

The walk was led by the Manchester Ghost Busters, and there were zombies ranging from Jesus, Paulo Maldini and Freddy Krueger.

The event is now an annual festivity after several years of success. The ghost busters told MM: “It used to be about trying to beat the world record for the most zombies in one place.

“We didn’t break it but if we can help out a good charity then that’s good enough for us.”

Passers-by were left stunned in the streets, as zombies of all ages attended the march.

An array of interesting costumes were on show for the event, with the hosts providing make-up for those who hadn’t decorated themselves.

Each zombie donated £4 on registration, and all the proceeds will go to the Big Issue in the North, helping to look after homeless people.

The Guinness world record for a single collection of zombies was made in New Jersey, America when 4,093 zombies took part.

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