Hayling wrestling event to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice

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THROWS, holds and takedowns will be the order of the day for a charity wrestling for The Rowans Hospice.

Families are invited to come and watch the action at Hayling Island Community Centre on Sunday.

The event has been inspired by the bravery of a cancer survivor Ryan Savage who has set up The Ryan Savage Trust Wrestling Alliance.

The eight-year-old, of Billingham, County Durham, fought a brave battle against cancer since the age of three and was not expected to live for more than two months.

Organiser Simon Loveday said: ‘He spent three years in and out of hospital fighting against cancer, and still goes back every eight weeks.

‘Now he battles to raise money for other children in need of expensive treatment, most notably for the Bradley Lowry Trust.

‘He has done this by starting his own wrestling federation in his name to put on shows to raise this money.

‘With the help of his mum and many friends he has picked up supporting his favourite sport they tirelessly work to raise money all on the say-so of a very special little boy.’

The wrestling will be American-style and appeal to all ages. All proceeds will go to the hospice in Purbrook.

Tickets are £5 per adult, £4 per child or £15 for a family of four. Tickets are available on the door, which opens at 2.30pm for 3pm start. To pre-book tickets call 07931 672613.