Spooky characters fight it out in the ring as hundreds raise £2,237 for charity
PUBLISHED: 16:15 30 October 2018
A family-friendly Halloween wrestling event attended by 300 people raised more than £2,000 for charity at the weekend.
The Spectrum Spooktacular, which took place at Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday October 28, was held in aid of Spectrum Cambridge - a charity that supports local children with autism, additional needs and disabilities, alongside their families and carers.
£2,237 was raised on the day for Spectrum, who recently won two awards, thanks to the work of their partners Ultimate British Wrestling (UBW), sponsors JDR Cable Systems of Littleport and the support of Littleport Leisure Centre and Ely College.
Justin Heron, operations manager at Spectrum Cambridge, said: “UBW brought a 30-strong team with them, all their wrestlers donating their time and efforts to support Spectrum and delivering a spectacular event in the process that thrilled the fans.
“The event consisted of five matches over the course of three hours with a mixture of individual battles, tag-team title challenges, championship title challenges, a six-person scramble and the grand finale of a Spectrum Rumble. “The Rumble saw 20 characters from the likes of Iron Man, Spiderman, The Joker, Darth Vader and the Invisible Man go head to head to win the Spectrum title.
“The award that was designed and beautifully created by the pupils of Ely College finally landed in the hands of the hugely popular Buzz Lightyear.
“Alongside the matches, the UBW team also provided a opportunity to Spectrum members Josh Heron (12) and Oscar Stanford (14) who have autism.
“The boys got to join them in the ring for the day as their special guest referees and thoroughly enjoyed the interactive experience.
“The kindness and support shown by UBW and the crowd to them was truly heart-warming and they both more than played their role in the day.
“It’s hard to express just how thankful to everyone at Ultimate British Wrestling we are, for all their efforts and what’s been created with the Spectrum Spooktacular.
“We are also truly fortunate for the kindness and generosity from JDR Cables that we have received alongside the wonderful hospitality of Littleport Leisure Centre. “The event wasn’t just a great day for Spectrum and those that made it happen - but for the local community also, who really embraced it.”
For more information visit www.spectrum.org.uk