Bruising Banditas at Thought Bubble 2015
Halifax Bruising Banditas were pleased to be at Thought Bubble Comic Convention in Leeds this year, helping to make sure the event ran smoothly and raising funds for the team in the process. This was the fourth year the Banditas have volunteered at the festival and each year it has gotten bigger and bigger. So many people braved the miserable weather to enjoy the convention and we had a lot of fun stewarding the New Dock hall and rolling around the complex helping out where we could. We met so many other players from leagues around the country and even bagged ourselves a bunch of roller derby comic book swag. Who'd have thought roller derby would be such a popular comic book theme?!
We always have a great time helping out at events like these and raising the profile of the team. A massive thank you to Pete and the Thought Bubble volunteers for supporting us and welcoming us back. You all did a fantastic job! The team is very grateful to everyone who dropped by our stall to say hello and bought a sweet treat or two. Thanks to you we sold out of cakes on our first day! Luckily we had a team of busy Bandita bees baking overnight to make sure we were stocked up again for the Sunday and once again we nearly sold out! Overall we raised over £440 for the team! This money will go towards the British Roller Derby Championships bout we'll be hosting next year and we can't tell you how reassuring it is to know we already have a large chunk of the costs covered. Thank you to everyone for their donations, it's thanks to you that the team can keep rolling!