The Zombie Walk in Birmingham is organised by Punk Zebra and was initially founded by Jamie Chapman with the help and support of friends, family and the local community, who all volunteer and give up their time to make the event a great success. We have had over-whelming support from people in the community and have raised over £9,000 for the Birmingham Children's Hospital in total over previous years. The event really wouldn't be possible without the help of all the great people who volunteer and give up their time to help out.
We are hoping to raise at least £10,000 at this years Zombie Walk.
Jamie is 22 years old and lives in Sutton Coldfield. He founded the Birmingham Zombie Walk back in 2009 and now manages the event alongside Adam Yosef, as a part of their media company, Punk Zebra. This year will be the fifth Zombie Walk event that Jamie has organised in the city of Birmingham.
Jamie, who is also a video blogger online, started off by organising Flashmob events in Birmingham during his teenage years. In 2009, he decided to organise a Zombie Walk, which has grown bigger and better over the last 5 years. He has also organised other charity and non-charity events, including Battle Of The Bands, The Xtreme Talent Show, YouTube Gatherings and has helped organise events for television companies.
With over ten year's experience in the media industry and having worked as a Senior Journalist, Sub Editor and Press & PR rep, Adam is a seasoned multimedia journalist. After covering the Zombie Walk back in 2010 for 'I Am Birmingham', he now manages the event alongside Jamie, as a part of their media company, Punk Zebra.
When not juggling regular work with media and creative projects, Adam likes to take up charity challenges and commit himself to grass-roots community activism. He strongly believes in making the best use of time and ranks the TV-couch combo as one of his top arch-nemises. That said, he is a bit of sci-fi geek...
Previously a writer for the Birmingham Post & Mail and having now worked in advertising for the last five years Kirsty Fuller, aka Kirsty Kirsty Custard to her friends, has a passion for all things creative.
Sticking her fingers in as many metaphorical pies as possible she works in all creative and promotional areas - From graphic design to web design, to helping to run and promote pub and club nights, to producing charity event websites.
Apart from DJing, she doesn’t do that, not after the last time, no way (don't ask).
Laura is a professional organiser and a mom of two, who has been working with us at the Zombie Walk for a few years now. Laura's role is to deals with companies and organisations to provide support, donations and supplies for the event.
Surprisingly, Laura is actually terrified of Zombies, but loves the Zombie Walk as it raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.