Stephanie Inglis: Judo fun day to mark return to Scotland

Stephanie Inglis

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Friends and team mates of Scottish Judo star Stephanie Inglis, who returned to Scotland last week following a horrific accident in Vietnam in May, are hosting a Judo Fun Day to celebrate the athlete’s safe return.

The free event will take place on Saturday 25 June at Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University

It will be led by Commonwealth gold medallist Euan Burton, and welcomes all ages and grades to come together for an afternoon of sporting fun, taking part in the sport that gave Stephanie the strength to fight any challenge.

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There will be the opportunity for participants to record messages of well-wishes for Stephanie to watch, to meet and train with Olympic, Commonwealth, World and European medallists and, most importantly, the chance to show support on her long journey to recovery.

Initially organised to raise money to bring Stephanie home, the event has turned into a celebration of support as, thanks to her incredible fighting spirit and the support and donations from people around the world, Stephanie returned to Scotland last Monday 13 June.

Donations will still be welcome from participants and spectators to support Steph’s ongoing rehabilitation, as she faces a tough fight ahead of her.

Stephanie had been in Vietnam teaching underprivileged children for four months when a motorcycle accident left her with critical head injuries and just a 1 per cent chance of survival.

She has since defied the odds and returned to Scotland, where she is now undergoing an intense rehabilitation process.

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