Saturday, 10 December 2011

Tae Kwon Do Club Kicks Its Way To Fundraising Success

Unite Tae Kwon Do, recently held a sponsored Kickathon to raise money for a charity that helps young people through difficult times.

The target was for each student to do 1,000 kicks in an hour; a target which they smashed! Unite Chief Instructors Kai and Sarah Wilson were really pleased by the amount of money their students managed to raise; a total of £1,241.10. This money was then doubled via The Big Give website as part of a Christmas Challenge.

Kai Wilson said, “We never expected to raise that much money, but we’re so pleased with how our students got behind the Kickathon. The event was a great success and everyone completed the kicks with a smile on their face. For a small club we have a big heart.” Sarah added, “It was great to see junior and adult students working together and having fun for a good cause.” 

The charity This Way Up exists to support young people who are struggling with life changing events such as the divorce or separation of their parents or the death of someone close. Their team of trained volunteers go into schools and work with young people through their small group course “Lost & Found” or 1:1 sessions. The money raised will go towards helping the charity acquire a building from which to run more courses, facilitate additional counselling and train volunteers from around the UK.

The Kickathon coincided with the celebration of Unite Tae Kwon Do’s first year anniversary. In the year since they opened the club has gone from strength to strength and now has a good number of students who train with them twice a week. The club is run by 3rd Dan black belts Kai and Sarah Wilson and has classes for children and adults in Stourton and Kinver. If you would like to find out more about Unite please contact Kai and Sarah via the club website: