The Co op Bag Pack June 2017
On Friday 2nd June 2017 Inclusively Taekwondo students packed bags and gave demonstrations at the Co-op in Bromborough.
It was a really enjoyable day. We raised the profile of Inclusively Taekwondo and raised just under £150.
I didn’t realise the Co-op even did this but they give 5% of their profits back to their local communities. If you are a Co-op member you can choose for your percentage to go to Inclusively Taekwondo by visiting your member page and selecting us. It doesn’t cost you anything but makes a massive difference to our Inclusively students.
The staff at the Co-op were amazing – so supportive and fun! Thank you xx
Five go up the Three Peaks June 2017
On the weekend of the 20/21st May our intrepid explorers attempted the Three Peak Challenge. I had no idea what the three mountains were before the challenge: Ben Nevis, Scarfell and Snowden. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t with us and we battled against the wind, snow and -10 degrees to complete the first two mountains. The sensible decision was made not to attempt Snowden. To say we were gutted to have failed the challenge was an understatement! We did, however, climb Snowden the weekend after – in sunshine!!! We had views!!! So the challenge is now complete, in 7 days instead of 24 hours……….. however I still want to complete the challenge in 24 hours :-) Thank you very much to every single one of our sponsors and supporters and to our amazing team: Angela Donegan, Colin Clayton, Daniel Dawson, Jon Hardwick and Nicola Williams xx
Christian Vaughan’s Bike Ride 2017
In April Christian Vaughan and his friends (Pete and Andy) completed the 42 mile Gran Fondo cycle race in Conwy to raise vital funds for Inclusively Taekwondo. I know he trained hard for this event with lots of spinning classes – which are tough enough on their own! He hasn’t got a final figure yet but it looks like he has raised close to £700. Amazing achievement – thank you very much xx
The Three Peaks 2017
On the weekend of 20/21st May 2017 a small but hopefully well prepared group of nutters will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge. For those of you who don’t know, we have to walk Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis in 24 hours!!! Our team so far consists of Colin Clayton, our Chief Organiser, Terrie Johnson and Angela Donegan. Our driver for the day will be Nicola Williams. If you think you are fit enough to take on this challenge please let Terrie know. Places are obviously very limited. The photograph is of my first training run/shuffle up Moel Famau on Sunday 12th February. We’ll keep you up to date with our training walks. Terrie
The Marathon Walk 2nd October 2016
Well what an experience that was! An amazing team walked 26 miles from the Academy in Bromborough to New Brighton in glorious sunshine. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by Speedo Mick who is a finalist in the Pride of Britain Awards. What a legend! At 7am he was there in his Speedos while the rest of us were wearing hats, gloves and scarfs!! He kept us and the public entertained with his antics and disappearing behind bushes!! Gustos in Heswall opened their doors early to provide us with fresh fruit, chilled drinks and, of course, much needed toilets. Will definitely go back there, it’s a lovely restaurant.http://gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurants/heswall/ We had the singing and dancing mascot Percy join us in West Kirby having come straight from his holidays. He did upset a few dogs on the way who were obviously intimidated by his size! It really was an amazing day, thank you so much to all our organiser Barry, the blistered walkers, Percy, Speedo Mick and all the people who sponsored us.
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust August 2016
The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust have very kindly given inclusively Taekwondo a grant of £1500 towards taster sessions in special needs schools. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to offer taster sessions to children, who have never tried taekwondo before, in a safe environment with their friends and teachers. We will report back to you as the project progresses.
Bruce Wake have two boats on the Inland Waterways which are fully accessible to a wheelchair user and accompanying family.
Why not take a look: www.brucewaketrust.co.uk
Mark and Neal’s 3k Run
Well done to two of our students, Mark and Neal, who completed a 3k run and managed to raise a massive £217 for Inclusively Taekwondo. Thank you so much boys!
Well we did it!! As a team we jumped through mud, slid down mud, slipped into mud, swam though freezing water, jumped off high ledges, made human ladders, carried wooden poles through obstacles, run, walked, moaned, laughed, moaned – you get the idea? It was an amazing experience with an amazing team: Tina, Rob, Martin, Georgia, Tabbatha, Nicola and Terrie. Well done to everyone!
I’m not sure how much we raised yet but it is over £500 so far xx
The Garfield Weston Foundation
A massive thank you to the Garfield Weston Foundation for their donation of £1500 to Inclusively Taekwondo. Have a look at their website to see which other charities they support: http://www.garfieldweston.org/
The donation will fund our Supported Classes enabling Inclusively students to train in Academy classes with an Inclusively instructor present to assist if necessary. Thank you xx
A massive thank you to the Rotary Club who very kindly donated a cheque for £500 to Inclusively Taekwondo. It was lovely to meet Marg from the Rotary Club who came, watched our class and presented Ryan with the cheque.
Have a look at their website to see the fantastic work they do: https://www.rotary.org/en
Thank you very much xx
On Saturday 11th June, these two lovely ladies organised a Tombola to support Inclusively Taekwondo. They stood outside in the car park in the rain all day! Thank you ladies!
The prizes were amazing! A massive thank you to Wilkinsons and New Brighton Superbowl for their generous support.
On Sunday 5th June we had our first Inclusively Taekwondo Coastal Run. On this beautiful sunny day 92 students, families and friends turned out to run, jog or walk the 5k from Leasowe to New Brighton. It was a hot and sticky run so lovely to cool off in the water afterwards.
My highlights of the run were Jordan and Curtis holding hands having declared themselves to be best friends and Jordan throwing his walking sticks at his mum so he could run with Nathan.
We raised an amazing £2278!!! What a team!
This will definitely become an annual event!
Inclusively Taekwondo received a grant for Your Wirral to run our Saturday classes for a period of 12 weeks. These classes are for children and adults with additional needs and are designed to build confidence and skills to enable them to train independently in Academy classes.
Awards for All
Inclusively Taekwondo was awarded a grant for the our Inclusively Saturday Classes. This grant has now finished and we are just in the process of completing the monitoring paperwork. Once this is done, we will share the project outcomes.
The Boshier Hinton Foundation
We were funded by The Boshier-Hinton Foundation to deliver taekwondo sessions into three special needs schools across the Wirral. For mo
re information on the foundation please look at their website: http://www.boshierhintonfoundation.org.uk/
This was an amazing experience, thoroughly enjoyed by ourselves, staff and pupils. So many children have been given the opportunity to try a new sport which they would never have had the opportunity to try before. It was such a positive experience for them that I am sure it has given them the confidence to try other sports and hopefully join Inclusively Taekwondo at Wirral & Chester Academy very soon.
Number of hours of taekwondo: 54
Number of pupils given taekwondo experience: 114 pupils
Pupils now training at the Academy;
Sam from Clare Mount School is now training with dad. They have both just taken their first grading, both received advanced passes and are the proud owners of their yellow stripe belts.
Matthew from Clare Mount School has also just taken his first grading, received and advanced pass and is the proud owner of his new yellow stripe belt.
Lewis from Stanley Primary School has just taken his second grading, with an advanced pass and has a yellow belt.