Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 22°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Lowestoft: Police support Iceni Judo Club’s bid for new practice mats

12:25 07 July 2014

Pc Malcolm Leggett with members of the  Iceni Judo Club in Lowestoft

Pc Malcolm Leggett with members of the Iceni Judo Club in Lowestoft

Archant

Junior martial arts enthusiasts in Suffolk have received police funding support to buy new practice mats.

shares

Pc Malcolm Leggett presented £300 to the Iceni Judo Club for the new equipment, which he raised through collections from officers and staff at the police station in Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft.

The judo club meets every Monday and Thursday at the Waveney Sports Centre in Lowestoft, offering sessions for around 70 children and young people, run by a small number of adult volunteers. Its current mats are reported to be almost beyond repair and require replacing at the cost of about £100 each.

Pc Leggett, of the Lowestoft North Safer Neighbourhood Team, carries out ongoing fundraising activities for a variety of charities and community groups.

A police spokesman said: “The club runs a valuable service to the local community and purchasing new mats, which are about £100 each, will enable the club to carry on providing a safe training environment.”

To find out more about the club visit www.icenijudo.onsport.com.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

John McGuire

A 25-year-old man has gone missing from a mental health unit in Colchester.

Actor, Dudley Sutton, who plays William Makepeace in Emmerdale and was Tinker in Lovejoy, will be exhibiting his art work at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout.

Perhaps best known for his long and distinguished acting career, Dudley Sutton harbours myriad other talents – some of which are displayed on the coast today.

The police helicopter was deployed to help the search.

Concern in growing for a man who is missing from the Cambian Fairview Hospital in Colchester.

There has been 64 serious motorcycle crashes in Essex

A major campaign is being launched to educate motorcyclists as the number of serious crashes involving riders on Essex roads continues to rise.

Upper Brook Street in Ipswich.

A Trimley St Martin man who fractured a man’s collar bone in a drunken late-night attack in Ipswich town centre has been given a suspended jail term.

Post Office services to return to Yoxford

The Post Office in a Suffolk town is moving to new premises, and will offer longer opening hours.

Framlingham general view GV

Residents have until July 20 to submit their views on developments proposed for Fairfield Road and Mount Pleasant which will go to a public inquiry on appeal later this year.

A beautiful day in Christchurch Park, Ipswich

If the weather goes according to forecast this weekend, the advice will be to make the most of tomorrow’s sunshine because thunder and rain could be on the way for Sunday.

Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith performed at Thetford Forest

There were fears the second night of this summer’s Forest Live concerts would have to be cancelled when Sam Smith announced he was undergoing throat surgery.

Charles Mayes, pictured with friend Pat, who died in the crash.

A tipper truck driver “panicked” and drove off after a crash which saw another motorist die, a court has heard.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages