South Brent Judo Club has been extremely busy off the mat over the past few months - raising £1,027 for CLIC Sargent.
The money was raised through the group's annual Rudolph Rumble, a judo competition that the club hold just before Christmas, and the social secretary's birthday.
Bruce Baker, South Brent Judo club's competition co-ordinator, said: “The Rudolph Rumble was our main fundraiser of the year. It is for younger less experienced judo players, from different clubs across the county, to compete in a fun environment and was hugely successful.
“Then Andy Smith decided for his birthday he wanted donations to go to CLIC Sargent rather than gifts, which was extremely kind and generous of him.”
South Brent Judo Club is based at the Palstone Park Recreation Ground in South Brent and is home to 13 Judo England squad representatives, the third highest representatives in one club in the whole of the UK.
Bruce continued: “As a club we felt it was only right to support CLIC Sargent after the incredible support they recently provided, and continue to provide, to one of our members.
“CLIC Sargent is a fantastic charity and we are so pleased that the money we have raised will allow them to continue to support more families in need.”
Making a difference as a team
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “The South Brent Judo Club has done amazingly well and the money they have raised will make a real difference to the families we support.
"I cannot thank the members of South Brent Judo Club, their parents and supporters enough for their generosity.”
The money raised could pay for a family to stay in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home for a whole month.
These homes provide free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home. Staying in a Home from Home ensures a family can be close to their child during treatment.