Abandoned Lincoln MOD site to face zombie apocalypse

A former Ministry of Defence site used as a fire training facility will be transformed into a Halloween zombie apocalypse for one night only.

Teams of six and individuals are being encouraged to sign up for the event on October 31, which takes place at the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s facility on the A15 opposite RAF Waddington.

Competitors will be taken to the atmospheric site by minibus before facing the invasion, which has been described as “like Crystal Maze but with zombies.”

The apocalypse will consist of ten different challenges around the site and the teams will need to evade the zombies during the challenges to prevent them from becoming ‘infected’.

The Waddington zombie apocalypse takes place at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue's training facility on October 31

The Waddington zombie apocalypse takes place at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s training facility on October 31

The event will start at 6pm with teams of six leaving the first checkpoint every 20 minutes with the last team starting at 9.40pm.

Each team member will need to pay £20 to register and then raise, through sponsorship, a minimum of £80 each.

People that complete the challenge unscathed receive a ‘I survived the Waddington zombie apocalypse’ t-shirt.

Those that are not as fortunate receive as t-shirt which simply says ‘infected’.

Refreshments will be served during the evening and after the event, and competitors will be able to dine with their pursuing zombies.

Money raised through the event will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity, a national organisation that seeks to support serving and retired firefighters.

Angie Clay, senior business support assistant at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “The idea for the event came about when one of us thought how great and eerie it would be to see zombies appearing and coming over some of the Cold War bunkers at our training base.

“The evening will not be too physically demanding but you will certainly need nerves of steel. Even collecting a bottle of water will be scary as you will not know what’s waiting for you!

“The evening is all about raising as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity. It’s a fantastic charity which we’re really committed to helping as you never know when you may need help from them yourself.”

Money raised will go to The Fire Fighters charity

Money raised will go to The Fire Fighters Charity

Anybody can enter the challenge. Individuals who enter on their own will be placed into teams of six for their own security.

For more information and to book your place, email wza@lincoln.fire-uk.org