Innovative Leisure has always supplied high energy interactive attractions to charities to help spread their message and raise funds. Our Mobile Climbing Towers are operated by a number of charities across Europe and travel around raising awareness of the great causes the charities fight for.
Until now we have never seen our Water Wars balloon battle game used to raise money for good causes. Glasgow based charity Funding Neuro are to be the first and the newly appointed national fund-raising manager Maisie Hamilton told us what the charity is all about:
“Funding Neuro is the brainchild of Bryn Williams, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s aged 36. He didn’t want to accept that his life was effectively over so he wanted to do anything in his power to try to make his situation better. He set up Wobbly Williams as a blog-site, to raise awareness of young onset Parkinson’s and to encourage others to share their experiences. Funding Neuro funds research focused on solving the common problems which hinder progress towards cures and effective treatments for all conditions which affect the brain and spinal column. Together with Wobbly Williams, we stage spectacular and unique events from charity dinners to fun runs to raise the money we believe will make the difference.”
The charity has raised thousands of pounds for its cause and has now purchased Innovative Leisure’s latest product the Inflatable Water Wars to help them raise money through fun activity. Maisie told us why the balloon battle game was a good fit for Funding Neuro:
“We wanted to find something that will attract large numbers of people of all ages at the various outdoors events we are benefiting from this year. Bryn has participated in a Water Wars activity at Heads of Ayr Farm Park and he and his friend spent a fortune having more and more shots at it, and loved it!”
Funding Neuro now aims to use their Water Wars system at many outdoor events this summer such as the Bearsden & Milngavie Highland Games of which the charity are the main benefactor and Maisie has high hopes for the attraction:
“Over 2000 people come to the Highland Games. The way we see it is if we sell three balloons for one pound we can very quickly make the money back, whilst providing a fun and safe means of entertainment which is suitable for the outdoors and in most weather conditions. Our main charity colour is pink so we will have a pink banner wrap around Water Wars, pink collection and balloon buckets and many other pink items! ”
Innovative Leisure wishes the very best to Funding Neuro with their new Inflatable Water Wars. You can find out more about the charity’s activities by visiting the Wobbly Williams website.
Written by Kier Lymn – Part of the Innovative Leisure Marketing Team.