Sleeping Storm Judo Club, based in Epsom, Surrey, raised £350 for local London 2012 hopeful Samantha Lowe to help her on the road to the Olympics next year.
Members of Sleeping Storm took part in a throw-a-thon in July 2011. Participants were challenged to see how many throws they could do within two minutes. In a very close competition, Alistair Stockley came out on top and managed the most throws, a massive 42!
Sam Lowe was also present to cheer the children on and in total a giant 551 throws were achieved during the throw-a-thon. After the throw-a-thon there was a Q&A session with Sam, where youngsters had the opportunity to quiz Sam on her achievements, medals, how she started judo and her experiences of winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Sam Lowe commented on the hard-work and motivation that all the club demonstrated. She congratulated and thanked the club and its members for all their efforts.
For more information about Sleeping Storm Judo Club please visit the club’s website at www.sleepingstorm.com