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Granger Reis Duo Contend in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition to raise money for LandAid


Two long-standing members of the Granger Reis team are competing in a unique combat sport competition on March 5th to raise money for charity LandAid, which aims to end youth homelessness.

Senior Partner and Head of Real Estate, Edward Ali McQuilton and Sam Kew, Partner in Real Estate, will be taking part in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation regional competition, based in Bristol, with competitors across different levels, weight classes and ages.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds - it is an immensely physical and demanding sport, both in training and competition.

As beginners to the sport, Ed will be competing in the middleweight and open weight for master 3’s (41yrs+) with 11 months of experience, whilst Sam is entering in the open weight white belts for master 1’s (31 yrs+) and heavy weight with just 5 months of experience.

Ed and Sam decided to compete in the competition with an ambition of raising a combined £500 for Granger Reis charity partner LandAid. Having already smashed their total they are now on their way to more than double the figure.

Ed said: “Both Sam and I wanted to do something personally important for LandAid as it is a cause close to our hearts.

“This is a difficult time for many people and, while preparing for a competition such as this is demanding and a significant challenge, it’s nothing compared to the real fight many young people face while living without a place to call home in the UK.”

Sam said: “People have already been more than generous and everyone in the office is behind us.

“Training and competing with someone else who cares about LandAid in the same way is a great focus to get as far as we can in the competition.”

Paul Morrish, CEO of LandAid said:

“Granger Reis has been a long-term partner of LandAid and the individual contributions from Ed and Sam in this incredibly challenging competition underlines how important eradicating youth homelessness is to the team.
“We are grateful to them both for investing their time and energy into supporting us and with them all the very best in the competition!”

You can support both Ed and Sam in their challenge here:

GR Jiu Jitsu Justgiving Page

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