AFG Fylde and Wyre present ‘Murder at the Cake Club’
Intrigue, mystery and suspense were key ingredients at a murder mystery fundraising event hosted by AFG Fylde and Wyre at the Kirkham Conservative Club.
The event, entitled ‘Murder at the Cake Club’ was part of a year-long fundraising project to raise funds for an end of year ‘Promise Ball’; a glittering black-tie affair to mark Alternative Futures Group’s 21st anniversary.
Ruth Gorlay, Team Leader at Kirkham said: “The themed night at Kirkham Conservative Club was a lot of fun. Over 70 people attended the ‘Well Baked Bottom Cake Club’ Annual General Meeting to vote in a new President, with the evening resulting in a mysterious murder. The participants – people supported in AFG Fylde and Wyre and other agencies in the area, friends, relatives and staff, were able to work out the clues in the play and decide on the culprit.
“The evening including a ‘hot pot supper’ and human bingo that raised over £200 towards the Promise Ball. The whole evening had everyone laughing; there were lots of giggles, fun and errors! A good time was had by all with many requests to make it an annual event.”
Iris, who is supported in Fylde and Wyre said: “It’s been one of the funniest evenings I’ve ever had.”
John, who is also supported by AFG added: “It’s been a brilliant night.”
Karen Fitzsimon, Community Service Director of AFG Fylde and Wyre said: ”The Promise Ball is to raise funds for several community projects for the people we support, remaining focused to our vision of ‘A world where people control their lives.’ The projects range from person-centred sensory gardens and allotments, craft equipment for the Knit, Natter and Craft group, music and karaoke equipment for social events and a communal Tricycle for people supported in the area.”
The Promise Ball, hosted on Friday 29 November 2013 at The North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood, was planned to perfection over several months by a committee of people supported at AFG Fylde and Wyre and AFG staff and supported by several fundraising events throughout 2013. Watch this space for more on the Promise Ball celebrations soon.