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Local jiu-jitsu group holds Grapplethon to raise funds for community defibrillator

Main image: Members of Aftermath Brazilain Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)after taking part in a 24-hour Grapplethon to raise funds for a defibrillator. Picture Aftermath BJJ.

A local martial arts group is half way to raising the funds to buy a defibrillator for the community – after holding a 24 hour Grapplethon. 

Aftermath Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Knowle has its own premises on Filwood Broadway – and runs classes for both adults and children seven days a week. 

Nick Jordan who leads the club explains: “As part of the Filwood Broadway community we want to do our bit to make it a stronger one.  

“Our Aftermath BJJ club is committed to raising the funds for a defibrillator that we want to make available 24-7 to the community and the Grapplethon is just the first of many of our community fundraising efforts we’re planning.” 

The event in October involved all age groups – many of the families brought sleeping bags – with some members doing two-hour shifts and others spending the whole night. 

By mid-November, the group had raised just over £1,000 towards the £2,000 target.  

To donate visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/to-get-a-defibrillator-for-our-local-community 

For details of classes visit Facebook Aftermath BJJ Knowle