Witches, vampires and other equally ghoulish creatures will soon be creeping down the walls Victoria Square to raise funds for children living with cancer.
On 27th October, the shopping centre will stage a fancy dress Trick or Treat Abseil in aid of Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC), a charity which provides practical, therapeutic and financial support services for local children affected by cancer and their families.
NICFC is currently on the search for children, teenagers and adults willing to brave the event. Anyone age 11+ can sign up, with all participants encouraged to take part wearing their spookiest costume. Registration costs £20 and minimum sponsorship has been set at £50.
Lauren Campbell, Marketing Manager at Victoria Square commented, “We at Victoria Square are thrilled to be hosting this exciting event. We have had successful abseils here in the past, however, the addition of spooky costumes, will certainly make this very different occasion!”
NICFC Fundraiser Sorcha Chipperfield said, “I want to say a massive thank you to Victoria Square for staging this event. It looks set to be terrifyingly good fun and a great way for kids and adults to jump into the October half-term holiday. I can’t wait to see the costumes everyone wears; it will certainly make quite a Halloween spectacle! ”
All money raised from the abseil will be used to support NICFC’s services and the building of Daisy Lodge, the charity’s new therapeutic short break centre, which will open its doors in spring 2014 and cater to 500 families affected by cancer every year.
For further information on the abseil or to sign up, contact Sorcha on 028 9080 5599 or Sorcha@nicfc.com. Alternatively, you can also find out more by visiting www.nicfc.com/events.