Annual strength competition in Gorleston will raise funds for hospital’s children’s ward

PUBLISHED: 14:24 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:24 09 November 2017

A wall photo at the gym. Photo: Top Body Gym

A wall photo at the gym. Photo: Top Body Gym

Top Body Gym

A gym that has a special tribute to Britain’s war heroes is holding a fundraising event this weekend.

A year ago Top Body Gym in Gorleston opened its latest expansion The Trench.

Dug out in the basement of the current premises, The Trench targets athletes and members focusing on extreme power and performance, by offering Olympic platforms, a MonoLift, Eleiko Olympic weights and bars, and, other top of the range strength and conditioning equipment.

However, what makes The Trench stand out, is its patriotic theme, paying tribute to those who fought in World War one and World War two, with the main feature being an impressive mural depicting a scene from the Battle of the Somme.

On Sunday Top Body Trench will be holding an annual push/pull strength competition starting after the one minute silence at 11am.

All proceeds raised from the competition will go to the James Paget University Hospital’s children’s ward which is currently fundraising to raise £6,000 to purchase an interactive floor play screen for the ward.

Scott Graysmark, manager of Top Body Gym said: “I wanted to create a unique space in the gym which would inspire those who want to dig deep and focus on extreme performance. Coming from a military background I understand the discipline and sacrifice which comes from serving your country, and, the similar qualities that strength athletes and powerlifters need to achieve their personal goals.

“It has been an exciting project for Top Body Gym and it means we can now offer even more facilities to suit the different ages and abilities of our members, whilst paying tribute to our fallen heroes, as well as those who continue to serve our country.”

Visit for more information on the competition.

Other News


A bridge that caused travel chaos in Great Yarmouth is experiencing “an electrical problem”.

Two Norfolk teachers were recognised today for their exceptional abilities in the classroom.


Police are appealing for help identifying two people following a theft in Great Yarmouth.


A charity is pleading with the government to delay the roll-out of Universal Credit across Norfolk.

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:28

Traffic is at a standstill in Great Yarmouth due to a bridge fault.

Read more
Tue, 16:10

Five bikers who were wrongly convicted of speeding at 140mph on the A47 have had the cases against them dropped after a CPS review.

Read more
UN Court
Wed, 12:03

More than 5,000 tickets have been issued ahead of filming of a concert scene on Gorleston beach for Danny Boyle’s latest film.

Read more
James Paget Hospital
Mon, 17:17

The leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has said the town’s first air show “went very well”.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Sunday, June 17, 2018

One of the display acts for today’s Great Yarmouth Air Show has been forced to pull out due to mechanical issues.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Air Show 2018

Local Weather



max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy