We have finally decided to cancel the second day of the BIG WEEK END and our Kickathon; the weather, once more, played against us and the organisers. Here is a short report about what happened yesterday.
Everything started very sunny indeed and I had an initial regret for not bringing a gazebo and sun screen. By 11am I was considering that a gazebo would have been good but against the rain. Luckily the College of West Anglia allowed us to use part of their shelter.
We managed to successufully run our demonstration at 2:30pm: we under the rain for the whole time so with a total of about 4-5 spectators 🙁
Big thanks to Daisy, Anna, Simone, Dom, Alex, Jarek, Theo, Heley, Sanyia and Penka who joined and helped for the day. Please come and see us today and help us to raise more funds: so far we raised £188.50 so we feel confident we can break the expected barrier of £200.00 we previously anticipated.
The amount of kicks performed on the day was just 150 due to weather conditions so, at the current balance, further 1735 are due and will be completed during classes.
I had a chat with the organisers from Cambridge City Council and suggested that a large roofed area would have helped to keep all sport clubs under shelter and helping them to connect with passers by, promoting our activities. However, as it is raining, very few people are on the park and very little can be done about that.
Join us today and tomorrow, together with many other sports clubs from Cambridge to celebrate sports and promote our club. This ia a 2 days initiative organised by Cambridge City Council where we will have a small stand to make demonstrations and allow people from the general public to experience what training with CARISMA is about.
Come and support us during the two featured demonstrations on stage at 2:30pm Todayy 7 July and 2pm on Sunday 8.
We are collecting funds of behalf of EACH so please come along and donate some money: one of our athletes will perform 10 kicks for each £1 donated. Do far we raised (to the best of my knowledge) £106 so 1060 kicks are already in the pipeline.
I would like to remind to everyone that Kickathon is happening this Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July; if you would like to raise money for EACH please get a form from Massimo at the classes. Alternatively you could ask people to donate on line. We set up a CARISMA page on Just Giving and the money will go directly to EACH. In short for every £1 you collect you have to do 10 kicks against a pad… it is going to be fun!
Join us, together with many other sports clubs from Cambridge to celebrate sports and promote out club. This ia a 2 days initiative organised by Cambridge City Council where we will have a small stand to make demonstrations and allow people from the general public to experience what training with CARISMA is about.
We need volunteers to help with demonstrations and answer inquiries as well as running two featured demonstrations on stage at 2:30pm on Saturday 7 July and 2pm on Sunday 8.
We’ll also run a Kickathon where all members from the club will be invited to get sponsored to perform as many kicks as possible at the rate ogf £0.10 per kick. Encouraged sponsorship is either £5.00 for 50 kicks or £10.00 for 100 kicks. All money collected will be donated to EACH (East Anglia Children Hospice). Please join us; let us know by commenting on this post or RSVP on our Facebook Event.