A BUDDING martial arts star has raked in charity cash for battling youngster Bradley Lowery after he scooped a medal haul in a recent competition.
Seven-year-old Corey Robinson, who attends Peterlee-based Koguryo Martial Arts, was sponsored to take part in the KWON WKU English National Championships held in Solihull earlier this month.
The pupil of Dene House Primary School, Peterlee, pulled off some impressive moves that saw him rake in £1,000 sponsorship to give to the appeal set up to provide treatment for two-year-old cancer sufferer Bradley, from Blackhall.
He will also be giving Bradley one of the medals he has won with a special message engraved on the back.
Seven club members attended the tournament, including chief instructor Hugh Crawford, assistant chief instructor Susan Crawford and their daughter Chloe.
The day started with Corey taking silver in the points fighting division then stepping straight onto the Kata mat and taking bronze in the Korean division for eight years and under.
Corey then went on to win the WKU English title in light contact for eight years and under.
This brings the number of titles for the youngster this year to seven.
Chloe took bronze in the musical weapons and the English champion title in the Korean division for 13-17-year-olds.
Susan took silver in the Over 35s veteran women’s light contact division and English champion in the Over 35s Kata.
Hugh took two titles in Korean Kata divisions – adults and over 35s veterans.
Hugh said: “This has been a great year for the club with over a dozen titles from all competitors who competed for the club around the country.
“We have also taken silver and bronze medals at world Level.
“Corey raised nearly £1000 for Bradley Lowery competing at the Kwon WKU English Nationals which is a accomplishment all of its own.
“What a great year he has had and to end it on this note is very special.”
A new tournament season for the club, based in Parsons Road, starts in February and new members are wel- come.