Search

Rainham ‘grapplethon’ raises £1,600 for anti-bullying charity

15:34 15 April 2014

The Origin team at the fundraiser

The Origin team at the fundraiser

Archant

A “grapplethon” raised more than £1,600 for an anti-bullying charity on Saturday.

Members of the origin Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Academy in Suttons Road Business Park, Rainham, held a 12-hour event in support of Kidscape - performing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu constantly for the duration, with the only stipulation being two or more fighters had to be on the mat at all times.

The event was featured in the Recorder last week, and organiser Mike McDonald was delighted with the amount raised.

“It is truly impressive,” he said, “the funds will help Kidscape massively, to combat against child bullying and sexual abuse issues. The support the team received from friends, family and the local community has been fantastic. Everyone associated with the club would like to thank everyone for the support and generous donations.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on grappling, or ground fighting, and has become increasingly popular due to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which has taken the sports entertainment world by storm over the last few years.

Donations can still be made through the academy’s just giving page, justgiving.com/originmmaacademy.

Read more:

Rainham Martial Arts Club brings taste of Brazil to borough

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

12:00
James Harris, Mary Harris and Jen Sheridan.

A mother of two is taking on a half marathon challenge after her mum was diagnosed with cancer.

Angela Watkinson MP

Havering’s ageing population has prompted MP Dame Angela Watkinson to call for a change in how NHS funding is allocated to ease pressure on hospital services.

Yesterday, 15:00
Howard Vaughan shows kids the art of birdwatching

This weekend will see the annual Big Garden Birdwatch take place with the RSPB.

Yesterday, 12:00
Drapers' Academy principal Darren Luckhurst with pupils

Taking charge of a school is a daunting prospect, particularly in these days of heightened scrutiny on education.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

It’s easy to lose sight of how beautiful London is when you’re crammed into a commuter train. Let these flying Instagram users take you on a bird’s eye tour of London.

People have pretty good memories when it comes to the outstanding performance of a tub of lard on HIGNFY.

The UN ambassador unveiled IMPACT10X10X10, a new initiative to end gender inequality as part of the HeForShe campaign.

David Cameron and Tony Blair are among those paying tribute.