April 28, 2011 - Residents in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes and surrounding areas are being invited to a family fun day next weekend where they will have the opportunity to cheer on more than 100 people supporting a team that aims to secure a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
On Sunday, May 8, the new Interchange Business Centre in Newport Pagnell will throw open its doors to the public who will also have the chance to look around the new facilities as well as witnessing the longest ever continuous Brazilian Jujitsu/ Mixed Martial Arts class.
Youngsters will also be able to play on bouncy castles and everyone is welcome to take part in a penalty shoot-out competition or join in the martial arts class for a sample session.
The event is being organised by Bucks-Biz - the company behind Interchange Business Centre - in support of the record attempt by Ebe Ghansah of the M1J14 Academy, which is based at the state-of-the-art centre.
All money raised on the day, including sponsorship of the record will be donated to the Keech Hospice, which care for children with life-limiting illnesses in the Milton Keynes area.
Dominic Muscat, a Director at Bucks-Biz, commented: “The academy was one of the first businesses to move onto the site and we are delighted to be able to help Ebe with his fund raising efforts.
“We have organised plenty of fun activities on the day, as well as refreshments, and there will also be the chance to meet representatives of other business that operate from our facilities in the area.”
The record attempt is expected to raise several thousand pounds for the charity and Ebe says 15 of his students have volunteered to train for around 30 hours for a place in the record books – with 70 or 80 more pledging to lend their support for an hour or two.
Added Ebe: “We have been overwhelmed by the response so far, the record attempt has really captured people’s imagination. I hope that as many people as possible will come along on Sunday to show their support.”
The fun gets underway at the business centre in Howard Way at 11.00am and continues until 4.00 pm. Anyone who would like to support Ebe in advance of the event should telephone 07743 720034 or email Alternatively they can visit a new website at www.bjjworldrecord.com or donate online at: http://www.justgiving.com/Bjj-world-record
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