Macmillan Cancer Support given boost by Newbury Jiu-jitsu 12-hour 'roll-athon'
Thousands of pounds have been raised by a 12-hour charity martial arts roll-athon.
The event was organised by Newbury Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The day was “a great success” with the team more than doubling its initial fundraising target, said organiser Stephen Byrne.
He said: “I am incredibly proud of my fantastic team at Newbury Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who dug deep during a brilliant, but totally grueling twelve hour session on the mats to raise over three thousand pounds for MacMillan Cancer Support.
“I'd also like to say a huge thank you to my partner Charlotte Edwards who made sure the athletes were all well fed and to DJ Mikey Deviant who span tracks all day to keep us motivated and moving!”
According to the rules of the event and in order to be deemed successful in its attempt, the club had to ensure a minimum of two training partners were sparring or rolling on the mats at all times.
The group raised more than £3,000 from the day, which also saw a barbecue providing refreshments for all participants.