Today the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth held it’s first annual Halloween Spooktacular fundraiser, with those involved looking to raise over £400 for a local childrens centre, Tree Tops. Read on to find out exactly what went down on the morning and whether we reached our goal…
The morning was kicked off with our regular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class, as Dracula taught some “crab guard” techniques to a zombie, radioactive skeleton, Shaun of the Dead and Harley Quinn. The hour ticked by and soon the hoards of little zombies, witches, skeletons and such descended on the centre.
We started our little party off with half an hour of pad work, followed by a bunch of spooky themed games. Of course we had to play one of our favorite games, Zombies, before teaming them up with adults to give the morning a competitive edge, well done Team Zombie on the win.
Finally the raffle was a roaring success, with all prizes being drawn for in front of an excited audience. If you were unable to attend, you still might have won. A list of ticket numbers will be published shortly for unclaimed prizes. A big thanks to everyone who gave generously either directly to the fund, buying raffle tickets and especially to those donating prizes including The Black Bull, The Sun, Mill Hey Brew House, Mrs Beightons Sweet Shop and Mark Davis.
I’d like to thanks all my undead helpers on the day (Adam, Roxanne, Ewa, Chris and Matt), as well as my wife, mother-in-law and Adele. Last but by no means least I want to give a special mention to Michelle who was unable to attend on the morning but went over and above in terms of selling raffle tickets, approaching businesses for prizes and generally organising the day. A special lady.
So here’s where the fund stands at right now… (drum roll)… £549.
Thank-you everyone again and I’ll be sure to keep you all posted with regards to dropping off the check to the childrens centre and what they decide to spend the proceeds on.