Karate kids raise £5.5k for deaf children

RECORD-BREAKING: Young Gloves Karate members raised £5,550 for Worcester Deaf Children's Society.

RECORD-BREAKING: Young Gloves Karate members raised £5,550 for Worcester Deaf Children's Society.

First published in Local

WYRE Forest Karate club members have been sparring in aid of a Worcestershire charity supporting deaf and hard of hearing children.

Young Gloves Karate presented £5,550 to the Worcester Deaf Children's Society following a record-breaking year of fundraising.

Ian Shakespeare and his son Joseph Shakespeare, who is a member of Young Gloves with hearing difficulties, accepted the money on behalf of the charity.

Sensei Justin Thomas, The Shuttle's Sports Personality of the Year, said: "I would like to thank all of local businesses who have sponsored trophies, donated raffle prizes and provided equipment and helped at the events."

Last year, members of Young Gloves Karate attempted a world record and raised the most they have in 11 years at their annual fundraising competition.

A charity is now being chosen for this year's fundraising and members hope to hold a summer barbecue, their annual competition and do the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of it.

To get involved email Younggloves@shelduckmanor.co.uk

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree