Youngsters enjoyed a day of spook-tacular fun after carving and decorating pumpkins at The Treehouse. All bar two of the sensational squashes were grown at the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) base in Ipswich.
The others were donated by a kind-hearted volunteer. The larger pumpkins were scraped out and carved, with the help of staff and using both hands and spoons.
Children receiving care also had the chance to draw on and decorate the smaller ones, before they were carefully carved by staff.
Lorraine Sheppard, an EACH Care Assistant, said: “We’ve been blessed with a bumper harvest of pumpkins, mainly thanks to Carer Emma Gawn.
“They were grown from seed, along with a few other vegetables, in our polytunnel.
“Our fantastic volunteer gardeners prepared the ground and, from then on, staff went out to water and nurture them until they were ready to be harvested.
“It really has been a team effort and the children had great fun watching them grow and carving them in the build-up to Halloween.”