Staff at the Enderby branch of Harrison Murray have been cooking up a storm raising money for local judo star Isaac Gagin.
The team recently hosted a charity curry night raising over £600 for SportsAid, with whom the team work to support Isaac.
21 year old Isaac from Broughton Astley recently transitioned onto the senior Judo circuit bagging a bronze medal at the English Open in Sheffield and is already planning his attack on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Isaac received £750 to help him with his expenses at the beginning of 2016 and has been working with the branch to fundraise throughout the year.
Teana Hampson, manager for the Enderby branch of Harrison Murray, said;
“We are thrilled to be involved with this initiative to help someone that is part of our local community.
“The main barriers to progression of professional athletes is often the high costs of travel and training so particularly value the support we can get from the community for Isaac and hopefully inspire the next generation of sports men and women.”
Chief Executive of SportsAid, Tim Lawler, said:
“We are delighted to see our relationship with The Nottingham continue to grow. They are helping more athletes in more ways in 2017.
“The support the athletes receive helps them to cover certain costs, and provides them with an extra motivational boost having been identified among the country’s brightest sporting prospects.”
Full details on the scheme can be found at www.thenottingham.com