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Winston Ellis and Micheal Sprott help Loddon Valley raise £2,000 at charity Sparathon

Loddon Valley raised a massive £2,000 this weekend in a charity Sparathon event opened by Reading-born actor Winston Ellis and boxer, Micheal Sprott.

  • The Centre hosted the event as part of its attempt to raise £30,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK, so far £12,500 has been raised with the Sparathon alone raising £2,000
  • Over 250 Martial artists attended the event, each sparring in 100 one and a half minute rounds, with every fighter raising a minimum sponsorship of £30
  • Mr Ellis, 46, whose film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight, is childhood friends with Peter Felix, the event organiser and martial arts expert, opened the event
  • The Sparathon was one of seven similar events held on the same day following three successful events that took place in May
  • The Centre is holding eight more events of this type in the near future to continue raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Quotations:

Robert Hope from Pancreatic Cancer spoke of the event:

The day was a massive success, I particularly enjoyed seeing all the varying martial arts, age groups and skill levels sparring together. The energy levels were utterly impressive right up until the 100th round. I would like to thank Loddon Valley Leisure Centre once again for all the hard work done to achieve such a fantastic total and wish them all the best with the upcoming events.

Tony Penge, Contract Manager at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre said:

It was extremely exciting to have a Hollywood star actor at the Centre! His attendance made the event all the more memorable. We love holding events that bring together the community and we can only hope our future events can be as successful.

Tony Continued:

Fighting 100 rounds is as hard as running a marathon as it uses every muscle in the body plus fighting means you have to deal with the stress of defending yourself in an activity which could see the person sparring hurt if they let their guard down.

 

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