Normally I would say that arranging a predominantly male team to grapple each other for a full day would be an interesting choice for a rape awareness fundraiser, but the actual reason for this year's edition of the Grapplethon is quite sombre - and it is very important that we respond as a community.
"I was appalled when I read that a woman had been raped by two of her team mates earlier this year. I would like to turn the strong feelings about that incident towards something positive.
We will therefore be grappling for 24 hours starting at 09:00 on Saturday 4th May 2013, trying to raise as much as possible for Rape Crisis. They work to increase awareness about the prevalance of sexual violence, press for change and support survivors."
I'm in for this. Please, please support me and give whatever you feel is fair to a charity that helps victims of rape.