Over the 15th-16th April, Can Sönmez from the IM&T team organised another charity ‘GrappleThon’. This was the fourth GrappleThon held by his Artemis BJJ martial arts club, based at MYGYM in St Pauls.
The group managed to raise a grand total of £4,984.42 (including a generous £500 donation from the BrisDoc community fund). All money will be donated to SARSAS, a charity who run a helpline for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Numerous Brazilian jiu jitsu clubs from both the Bristol area and further afield took part in the GrappleThon, with a total of around sixty people getting on the mats over the course of the event.
If anybody would like to donate, the fundraising pages are still open, here: www.mydonate.bt.com/teams/grapplethon2017