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Rape Crisis Charity GrappleThon 2013

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I was appalled when I read that a woman had been raped by two of her team mates. I would like to turn the strong feelings about that incident towards something positive. 

We will be grappling for 24 hours in support of Rape Crisis. They work to increase awareness about sexual violence, press for change and help survivors.

Please spare whatever you can (JustGiving works outside the UK too). To donate via text message, text GRAP54 £1 to 70070. 

Many thanks to GrappleThon sponsors, top BJJ artist and designer Seymour 'Meerkatsu' Yang and renowned BJJ and MMA apparel company, Tatami Fightwear.

The event will start at 9am on Saturday 4th May 2013. Just like before, Just like last time, we're streaming it live over the internet, on uStream. I'll also be putting updates on my Twitter. You can go to the Facebook event page too, for even more information about the event.  :)

Hope to see you there!

Can S


Update: Brilliant effort by everybody to raise over £8,500 so far! There was a massive turnout, with 70 people taking part and several others coming along to show their support and spectate. My full write up is here, Seymour has got one here and Pippa also shared her thoughts here.. :) 


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Raised: 247%

Team target: £3,500.00

Raised so far: £8,653.84

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Alison Bellamy

Ali's Grapplethon

5 donations



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Can Sonmez

Can's BJJ Charity GrappleThon 2013 Fundraising

41 donations



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Can Sonmez

Offline & Misc Sponsorship

3 donations



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Carlos Patino Rojas

Carlos BJJ Charity GrappleThon 2013 Fundraising

5 donations



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Christian Sayer

Christian's Grapplethon Page

26 donations



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Christopher Williams

Rape Crisis Charity Grapplethon 2013

6 donations



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Conor McCrory

Conor's GrappleThon page

15 donations



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Daniel Gandy

Daniel's page

12 donations



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Hiren B

Hiren's Grapplethon 2013 page

15 donations



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Howard Newton

Howard's 2013 BJJ Grapplethon page

26 donations



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Jack McDonald

Jack's Grapplethon page

55 donations



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Joel Snape

Joel's page

8 donations



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Kyle Chesmore

Kyle's GrappleThon 2013 Fundraising

0 donations



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Mike Buckman-Cowling

Mike's page

6 donations



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Paul Lansdowne

Paul's GrappleThon 2103

21 donations



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Paula Ralph

Paula's Grapplethon Page

16 donations



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Pippa Granger

Pippa's page

36 donations



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Seymour Yang

Seymour 's page

13 donations



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Shane Chittenden

Dartford BJJ

25 donations



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Stephen Hinde

Grapplethon 2013 sponsorship page

8 donations



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Tanya Lindsay

Tanya & David (Genki)'s GrappleThon 2013 fundraiser

9 donations



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Yousuf Nabi

Elements martial arts page in contribution to the grapplethon2013

18 donations



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