THE Anthony Nolan Trust has thrown down a challenge to Cumbrian ghost-hunters to take part in spooky sleepover at the infamous Brougham Hall, near Penrith.

On Saturday, June 7, a limited number of supporters can take part in a fearsome fund-raiser with a difference taking place at the hall, which is built on the site of a Roman Fort.

Supporters will have to spend the night in the building where Roman soldiers have been seen marching along the corridors, and where objects have been seen moving of their own accord.

They may also find out about the hall's famous buried skull - which it is claimed can be heard wailing on dark nights and is the basis of a curse which promises bad things will happen' if it was ever removed from the hall.

Places on the Spooky Sleepover on the Friday night will be allocated on a first come first served basis and money raised will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust, a leukaemia charity. Application forms can be obtained by calling 01506-655361, by emailing allan.johnston@ or by texting FUN PENRITH with your name, address and postcode to 60003.