Oh what a ball!

Let me take you on a journey of imagination at the Imaginarium, a charity ball held at a secret location once a year.

500 of Calderdale’s business men and women all gathered in one location in aid of Community Foundation For Calderdale, a major charity in Calderdale.

As I entered wearing a tuxedo with bow tie I was amazed to see a room filled with wonders from fairy tales and children’s stories, there was a money tree with buckets of envelopes, instead of a simple boring tombola, an Aston Martin Vantage parked on show, there was a safe to be cracked with a Alfa Romeo car for the winner, Alice in wonderland crazy golf for our amusement and a comedy club to boot.

As we made our way to our table we found it full of wondrous foods, little jars with labels “drink me” and “eat me”. After a stupendous three course meal, we were able to enjoy the evening activities.

Come midnight I was in the queue to crack the safe, 1st time I have tried to crack a safe without me tool bag. And yes. I Failed! No car for me.

Playing crazy golf at half twelve with some of the wealthiest business people in Halifax sure was crazy, an experience I was privileged to be part of.

I know I said a journey of imagination but this is all fact. It’s an amazing thing the places where recovery can take you.

Community Recovery Organiser

Article featured in RecoveryTimes Issue 2