MARTIAL arts devotees in Leigh threw themselves into fund-raising efforts with a charity judo event.
Around 20 judokas from the Yoshin Ryu club took part in a day of fund-raising action at their Church Street base.
The day was organised to try and raise money to buy dehumidifiers and improve the facilities in the club’s dojo, or judo room, and brought in more than £300.
Participants ranging from four-year-old Lillie Topp and Samuel Brooks, seven, to experienced black-belt campaigners took part in the day, with even the youngest judokas managing to throw around 50 opponents in the course of the event and most of the adults completing more than 60 throws.
The event was arranged by one of the club’s top instructors, black belt sixth dan Shihan Eric Hayes.
He said: “It’s so fantastic to bring the judokas together to work towards getting better facilities for their club.”
The club is offering Leigh Reporter readers a free first judo lesson by taking a copy of this article along to any session. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or search for Yoshin Ryu Leigh on Facebook.