Get ready to rumble at charity wrestling event this weekend

The sixth annual wrestling event ‘Bodyslams to Cancer’ will take place this weekend to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice.

Fight Factory Wrestling UK will hold the event, including a wide variety of wrestlers, at the One NK Leisure Centre in North Hykeham from 1pm on Sunday, October 20.

Tickets range from £5-12 per person and all proceeds from the event will be donated to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice – Click here to buy tickets.

Fight Factory Wrestling UK is a wrestling company at the Dutch Courage gym in South Hykeham, which runs events and trains people who would like to learn how to wrestle.

Hayden and his mum.

Hayden Loeve, who is a wrestler from Fight Factory Wrestling, said: “We support St Barnabas at our ‘Bodyslams to Cancer’ events because in 2012 my Mum was diagnosed with cancer for the second time and she was cared for by the Hospice.

“The first of the Bodyslams events was planned so she could finally see me wrestling as she’d only seen video clips before. Sadly, she died before the show took place. So we decided to amp up the show to raise as much money as possible for St Barnabas and we have been doing it each year ever since.”

A previous year’s Bodyslams to Cancer event. Photo: Brett Hadley Photography

Becca Loeve, Director of Fight Factory Wrestling UK, added: “We provide training and facilities to people across Lincolnshire who want to do something different and to learn about wrestling. As well as being a lot of fun and a great confidence builder, it’s also a fantastic way to get fit and healthy.

“We welcome people of all abilities to come along and give it a go. You don’t need any prior knowledge of wrestling, we can train you from the very beginning. Everyone is welcome at Fight Factory Wrestling UK!”

A previous year’s Bodyslams to Cancer event. Photo: Brett Hadley Photography

Mike Pastor, St Barnabas Hospice Challenge Fundraiser, said: “Becca and Hayden are incredible. They’re doing something amazing for the Hospice that involves the whole community in such a unique way. They inject so much energy and time into the success of their fundraising events and we can’t thank them enough.

“It’s only thanks to the courage and kindness of people like Becca and Hayden that the Hospice can continue caring for over 10,500 people in Lincolnshire every year.”