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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.

Newbury martial arts roll-athon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support (51980648)
Newbury martial arts roll-athon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support (51980648)

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.

Thousands of pounds was raised by Newbury martial artists
Thousands of pounds was raised by Newbury martial artists

The group raised more than £3,000 from the day, which also saw a barbecue providing refreshments for all participants.

Newbury martial arts roll-athon raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support
Newbury martial arts roll-athon raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support
Cash poured in to support Macmillan Cancer Support
Cash poured in to support Macmillan Cancer Support
A Newbury martial arts roll-athon raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support
A Newbury martial arts roll-athon raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support
There was something to keep everyone occupied during the 12-hour event
There was something to keep everyone occupied during the 12-hour event
Sausages helped fuel those taking part - and those supporting them too
Sausages helped fuel those taking part - and those supporting them too
12-hour roll-athon raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support
12-hour roll-athon raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support
The 12-hour roll-athon was in support of Macmillan Cancer Support
The 12-hour roll-athon was in support of Macmillan Cancer Support


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