A NATIONAL trophy-winning cheerleading team say a party was a huge success in their continued fundraising drive to buy new equipment.
The Hartlepool Hawks have been hard at work in their bid to raise £4,000 for specialist flooring for the cheerleaders.
A fun day organised earlier this year raised more than £1,000 and their coffers were boosted again after another party raised around £600.
Around 150 people attended the Fright Night event, which was held at the social club at Hartlepool Power Station.
Rebecca Taylor, head coach of the Hawks, said she was delighted with the turn out and thanked everyone for their continued support.
The club was only set up at the end of 2010, but have already established themselves on the cheerleading map with a number of impressive performances on the national scene.
Rebecca, 21, who recently graduated from Sunderland University, said: “It was a really good night.
“We knew beforehand that the ticket sales had gone really well and we were going to have a good turn out.
“But it’s still fantastic when a night we have organised is such a success.”
The Hawks were also boosted by a £250 donation from town-based company Hereema and a further £100 for a Fellowship of Services group.
The club meet and train in Brierton Community Sports Centre, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool.
Attention now turns to another fundraiser next month and the return of competition after a break in the off-season.
People can continue to show their support for the club at a fun day at Belle Vue Community Sports and Youth Centre, in Hartlepool’s Kendal Road on Sunday, December 18.
The event will run from 11am-3pm and will include performances from the Hawks and student from On Your Toes dance school.
The talented cheerleaders are looking forward to getting back into action at two competitions in Blackpool to be held in December and January.