A professional wrestler has vowed to put on a charity show every few months until his friend, former Diss resident David Bloomfield, makes a recovery from an operation to remove a brain tumour.
Last Friday hundreds packed into the sports hall at Diss High School for a night of grappling action by the World Association Wrestling (WAW) with all proceeds going to the David Bloomfield charity fund.
Roy Knight, a friend of Mr Bloomfield and who organised the show, told of a good crowd watching wrestlers who offered their services for free on the night.
In total more than £2,500 was raised through tickets, an auction and donations.
“I was playing football the other week and someone told me about the situation that David is in, which I didn’t know about,” said Mr Knight.
“I went home and stayed up all night. I rung my dad (Ricky Knight, WAW owner) in the morning and thought ‘right, I am going to put on a show’.
“It has been successful. It was a sellout, we’ve raised loads of money and I’m really proud.
“Hopefully David is in recovery and hopefully will get better. I will keep putting on shows every three or four months now until he does get better because he is a lovely guy and a true friend.”
David’s wife, Toni, said she felt ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘honoured’ by the continuing support they had received.
“We are just so happy with everything. I feel so lucky that David is my husband and honoured by how much he is loved by everyone,” she said.
“I just feel so overwhelmed. We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has lent their support.”
The money raised at the charity show will go towards funding David’s private treatment for his eyes.