A frightfully fabulously decorated house is bringing some Halloween fun to a street - and raising money for a cause so important to the homeowners.

Mark Allen from Smithills and his partner Maddy Hilton, who lives Bolton handmade the decorations to create the thrilling display complete with skeletons, a giant spider, glow in the dark goo and other creepy props in the front of the house on Meliden Crescent.

The Bolton News: Mark Allen

Special effects include skeletons singing and dancing as well as a hologram to spook the adults, and even a fog machine to add a bit of gothic atmosphere.

Families can enjoy the display from October 27 to 31 from 6pm-8pm.

The Bolton News: The spooky house Image: Mark Allen

Mark said: "The display usually takes around a month to set up but this year due to having lots of props already it only took four days.

"I think it's turned out great, but would have loved to go bigger, hopefully we may do a walkthrough the house.

The Bolton News: The spooky house Image: Mark Allen

"Our neighbours are very understanding and love that I put so much effort into it, because I just love seeing kids' reactions and faces when they see the display."

Not only will the skeletons dance, but they will also tell jokes and stories on the screen.

Any funds donated will go to Cancer Research UK as a way to give back after Mark himself was diagnosed with stage three rectal cancer in April this year.

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Mark said: "After having a month of radiotherapy at The Christie in Manchester and five gruelling months of intravenous chemotherapy, I think it only fair to donate to such a cause as they have been brilliant with me, and if I ever needed them, they were always there for me.

Mark is now due for specialist surgery at The Christie to remove the rest of the tumour which is too close to vital nerves near his legs.

Mark said: "We always do a display at Halloween as it's my favourite part of the year, so thought why not go a bit further with the display and try to raise cash for a great charity.

"Halloween is a special time for myself as my younger brother and I used to always dress up when we were younger and the October 31 is his birthday, but sadly he passed away a few years ago, so doing this is my way of remembering him and the good times we had as kids."