The Halloween spirit turned out to be a very generous one in Huddersfield.

Ghosts, zombies and vampires had nothing but good intentions as they raised money for charity.

Staff working in shops and offices donned gruesome costumes to help local and national charities.

And they did so as Huddersfield basked in the hottest Halloween on record.

Weatherman Paul Stevens recorded temperatures of 18.9° C in town, well above the previous Huddersfield record of 15.6°C back in 1970.

The mercury reached 23.5C (74.3F) at Gravesend in Kent, beating the previous high of 20C (68F) set at Dartford in Kent in 1968, the Met Office said.

Charlwood in Surrey and Filton in Bristol also beat the previous record to provide an unseasonably warm end to October that has seen people taking to the beach for a dip rather than wrapping up against a chill.

At the Studio 18 hairdressing salon in Byram Street, Huddersfield, customers found themselves having their hair cut by ghosts and monsters.

Amy Cooper, one of the organisers, said: “We choose a different charity each year and this year have opted to support the Forget me Not Children’s Hospice.

“We have been running a raffle among customers and asking for donations and everyone entered into the spirit by dressing up”.

There was a similar feel at another Huddersfield hair salon.

Vampires, Sweeney Todd and a corpse bride were among the characters styling hair at the Peter Terence salon in Bradley Road, Bradley.

Staff were busy raising money for the Forget me Not hospice.

A host of Halloween attractions were enjoyed by residents and staff at the Aden View care home in Perseverance Street, Primrose Hill.

 Local businesses ran a number of stalls in the home and the staff dressed up in costume. Residents enjoyed pie and peas, hot dogs and toffee apples, and were raising money for the home’s entertainment fund.

Staff at the Brighouse branch of the Yorkshire Building Society made a “spook-tacle” of themselves to raise money for Marie Curie.

They had a fancy dress fundraiser for the cancer care charity with both tricks and treats for customers.

Samantha McNamara, the assistant manager, said: “We enjoyed raising everyone’s spirits and having a ghoulishly good time all for a good cause”.

Staff at the Sainsbury’s store in Market Street, Huddersfield, donned fancy dress for Hallowe’en to raise funds for the Huddersfield Down’s Syndrome Support Group, its charity partner for 2014.

Members of the group and their families also helped out at the event, which included bucket collections at the checkouts.

S-witch-board operators at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary worked their magic on Hallow’een to bring some more fun to Friday. They dressed up as witches to get in the Halloween spirit.