In early September a plan was born. A plan to put together a dress party on Guy Fawkes night to honour our son, Clayton Olson. He loves a party, especially a Halloween fancy dress one.
In a short few months, a small group of us managed to put together a historical event which included over 130 sold tickets, a fireworks display, teepees to dance and party in, and a wide selection of raffle and auction items. All told, we were able to clear £11,320 for Clayton’s memorial fund held with CRY! Without the generous, heartfelt support of the Cole and Barr families to help get this event off the ground, we could not have ever accomplished any of this. We had such a successful event that tickets to next year’s gala are already being requested, and local businesses are keen to help out.