Fundraisers round off a successful year for group

Karl Duro and members of Belper Tae Kwan Do present area findraising manager Steve Loane with the cheque for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Karl Duro and members of Belper Tae Kwan Do present area findraising manager Steve Loane with the cheque for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Belper Tae Kwon-Do School has raised a highly impressive total of £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Instructor Karl Duro, 5th Degree Black Belt, and many of his students have taken part in a charity fun run, and also bag packing at Belper Morrisons supermarket, to help raise such a huge amount for this very worthy charity.

Mr Duro said: “The school has enjoyed every part of the fundraising aspects and members look forward to doing many more in the coming years.”

Tae Kwon-Do is a Korean Martial art of self-defence, which promotes confidence, awareness, discipline, fitness, individual and team building skills, which are excellent building blocks for any age from four years old. It is also a very social and fun activity.

Karl Duro added: “Belper Tae Kwon-Do School is a successful school and boasts many Championship Medal winners. This includes Area, National and International status, and not forgetting the three girls that won medals at the World Championships, Imogen Pritchard (first place girls red/black stripe sparring), Mia Swift (second place girls Black Belt sparring) and Katie Potts (third place girls Black Belt sparring).”

The school has also won the North Midlands Championships six times, second place five times and third place once over the last 12 years. The school now offers students to gain a number of further Achievements which include, Duke of Edinburgh awards, A-Level coursework in Sport and now working with Belper High School and the Department of Education are allowed to offer work experience to current TAGB students.

If you or your children would like to get motivated and learn this valid and unique martial art then contact Mr Duro on 07946 593363/01773 820184 or email karl.duro@btinternet.com

Karl Duro concluded: “I would like to thank everyone for their generous support in making this worthy donation possible. Parents and students of the club, assistant instructors, and Morrisons Supermarket and staff for being so welcoming.”