Members and staff from St Crispin’s Leisure Centre are once again donning their walking boots and taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge in a bid to raise money for WheelPower – the national charity for wheelchair sport. This will be the second year that the leisure centre has taken part in the challenge, which [...]
Actor Winston Ellis brings Hollywood glamour to Reading!
Reading-born actor Winston Ellis will be launching a charity Sparathon event at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre on Sunday 17th June starting from 10am.
- The centre is hosting the event in an attempt to raise £30,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK
- During the event 1,000 martial artists will spar 100 one and a half minute rounds, with each fighter raising a minimum sponsorship of £30 each
- 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, and will be on hand to start the event proceedings
Tony Penge, Contract Manager at Loddon Valley, said:
We’re extremely excited to have an Hollywood actor at the centre! His attendance will only add to what is going to be a great day. We love holding events that bring the community together and this charity sparathon is no different. We hope that Winston’s presence will generate more buzz and encourage people to donate to such a worthy cause.