Birmingham’s eight annual Zombie Walk is set to take place this year with an army of over two thousand of the ‘walking dead’ expected to descend on the city. Following successful marches through the city over the last six years in aid of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, over two thousand people are once again expected to don Zombie make-up and attire before taking to the streets in “search of brains”. Armed with a target to raise over £10,000 for the hospital this year, the increasingly popular event is the brainchild of Jamie Chapman from Sutton Coldfield.
In its life on the city’s events calendar, the Walk has grown to showcase highlights including a zombie games, best dressed zombie competition, a huge costume and make-up party; and has consistently been supported by local organisations and businesses.
The event generates a great deal of buzz in the city of Birmingham, featuring in major publications, events guides and being heavily promoted on websites and social media. It is also formally supported by a number of well-known city businesses wanting to reach out to the diverse crowd which the Zombie Walk attracts.