Ju jitsu fun day raises £4500 for woman with brain cancer

The World Ju-Jitsu Federation Norwich are raising money for one of their members Keri Parker (centre

The World Ju-Jitsu Federation Norwich are raising money for one of their members Keri Parker (centre) who has inoperable brain cancer. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

A Norwich ju jitsu group has raised £4500 for one of their students with inoperable brain cancer.

The World Ju-Jitsu Federation Norwich are raising money for one of their members Keri Parker (front

The World Ju-Jitsu Federation Norwich are raising money for one of their members Keri Parker (front centre) who has inoperable brain cancer. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

The event, which took place at The Norman Centre, was organised on behalf of World Ju Jitsu Federation (WJJF) and offered a family friendly day of fundraising.

The event set out to raise £3000 but smashed their fundraising goal.

All the money raised went to Kerri Parker, who has been fighting cancer for five years and was told her brain tumour was inoperable earlier this year.

In a post on Facebook, she said: "Huge thank you everyone, I don't believe I found the club by chance, given just 2 months to heal myself now and this is coming at the right time.

The World Ju-Jitsu Federation Norwich are raising money for one of their members Keri Parker who has

The World Ju-Jitsu Federation Norwich are raising money for one of their members Keri Parker who has inoperable brain cancer at a Ju-jitsu fundraising day. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant


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"One day when I get my Jujitsu black belt will be the proudest day of my life."

Entertainment included stilt walkers, face painting, raffles and martial arts and self defence sessions.

Sensei Brett Lemon (centre) with the star wars characters called in to help the World Ju-Jitsu Feder

Sensei Brett Lemon (centre) with the star wars characters called in to help the World Ju-Jitsu Federation at their fundraising day. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

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