A FAMILY Hallowe’en party has pledged funds for two schools on the Lizard peninsula.
The Creepy Crawly Ball, which takes place at Rosuick Organic Farm, St Martin, has promised proceeds from the event to Coverack Primary School and St Keverne Primary School.
Joint head teacher Tom Harman said: “Children, staff and governors at the schools were absolutely delighted to hear that the proceeds of the Hallowe’en party would be heading their way.
“We are delighted the children of Coverack and St Keverne will not only have the opportunity to enjoy the event, but also the proceeds.
“We are extremely grateful. The proceeds will be used to enhance our outdoor play resources which the children will have access to at lunchtimes.”
At the event, Squashbox Theatre will perform Skillywidden, a puppet show about faeries and pixies of Cornwall, and there will be seasonal storytelling from actor John Brolly, a funfair, family disco in a ‘crashed UFO’, with prizes for the scariest dancing.
Children can meet Thor the barn owl, brought by Tegan Shainberg.
A pumpkin-carving workshop will showcase the largest pumpkin in Cornwall, from a competition run by the Kehelland Trust.
There will be a pirate treasure hunt with prizes, and a fancy dress parade.
The event is organised by Masked Ball Productions.
Managing director Kelvin Batt said: “We have always pledged to support local charities and organisations through the Masked Ball events. As the Creepy Crawly Ball is a family event and a ‘first’ in Cornwall, I thought it would be fitting to donate the proceeds to the local schools.
“If successful, we can look at making it an annual fixture.”
The ball will be held next Friday from 4pm to 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5, free for those aged 3 and under, and from www.creepycrawlyball.co.uk or from The Cornish Candy Shoppe, Helston; The Corner Deli, Porthleven; Mawgan Post Office and Stores; The Galleon Chip Shop, Mullion; The Cornish Food Box Co, Truro; Roskillys, St Keverne and The Croust House, St Keverne.