Marathon effort much more than just for kicks
TAEKWON-DO students in Wisbech spent last week trying to complete 1,000 kicks each to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where the terminally ill daughter of one of their black belt instructors was cared for. Hannah Gray, from Downham Market, d
TAEKWON-DO students in Wisbech spent last week trying to complete 1,000 kicks each to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where the terminally ill daughter of one of their black belt instructors was cared for.
Hannah Gray, from Downham Market, died at the age of six on December 1 last year after suffering from heart disease.
Her family and students from the Carter Schools of Taekwon-do wanted to pay tribute to the doctors and staff who looked after her.
Her father, Justin Gray, has been a Taekwon-do devotee for many years.
Students from the school in Wisbech have been completing the challenge at the Hudson Leisure Centre, Wisbech, and students from schools in King's Lynn, Downham Market and Peterborough have also been taking part.
It started on Monday, March 3, and ended on Saturday. Participants ranged in age from five to 58.
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School owner Anthony Carter said: "Some found it pretty tough and there was a lot of puffing and panting.
"It's good to know that the money we raise will go towards helping people in difficult situations."
He added: "I'd like to thank everyone for their efforts throughout the week."
The donations are being collected and it is not yet known how much has been raised.