Wrestling for a great cause
31 October 2014
Belfield RSL was transformed into a site of wrestling mania on Friday 24 October to raise funds for children with autism.
Over 300 wrestling fans, families and kids turned up to the special charity event organised by Lony Lamy and Veronica Ayoub, aka ‘Mr & Mrs Fury’, and presented by Furious Wrestling Productions.
In total, over $3780 was raised from ticket sales, raffles and collection tins passed around on the night. All monies will be donated to Autism Awareness.
“We chose to fundraise for Autism Awareness Australia, which raises awareness in the community through educational programs, because they haven’t been as heavily recognised as some of the other more well-known charities. Everybody, from the wrestlers, to the referees, security, music and lighting guys, all donated their time and energy to make such a worthwhile event happen,” said Lamy, Team Leader at C-Life Health Club.
On the night there was a hip hop show by NeWest and several pre-matches before the highlight match between Mr Fury and Massive Q. Dave Brace, CEO of Canterbury League Club, made a guest appearance at the end of the night to show Massive Q’s evil manager, Lord Mark Williamson, who’s the boss with an entertaining takedown, much to the glee of the audience.
“It was the first time we’ve ever held a production like this and I had the right people making it a successful event. We had lots of people coming up to us saying that it was a great night and that they really enjoyed themselves,” said Lamy.
Thank you to all who attended and donated to this amazing night.