Sponsored walkers do SOO well

DONATION: Members of the North East Tang Soo Do Academy hand over the cash to Help for Heroes.
DONATION: Members of the North East Tang Soo Do Academy hand over the cash to Help for Heroes.

GENEROUS martial arts students are putting their feet up for a well-earned rest after raising £140 for injured servicemen and women.

Earlier this year, 38 members of Hartlepool’s North East Tang Soo Do Academy completed their annual sponsored walk along the Castle Eden Walkway to raise money for club funds and their nominated charity.

This year organisers chose Help for Heroes to benefit from their efforts.

The students walked a total of seven-and-a-half miles and raised about £400 in sponsorship,

They donated £140 to Help for Heroes with the rest of the money going towards the club.

The cheque was presented to Sergeant Paul Snow, of the Royal Engineers, at Owton Manor Primary School, in Eskdale Road.

Sgt Snow said he was very impressed with the academy and in particular their discipline and dedication to martial arts.

Chief instructor Charlie Featherstone said: “I am very proud of the students and parents and would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the academy in its fundraising events.

“I would also like to say a special thank you to Sgt Snow for agreeing to be the academy’s special guest for the evening.”

The academy has classes every Monday between 6.30pm-7.30pm at Brougham Primary School, in Brougham Terrace, and every Tuesday and Thursday between 7pm-8pm at Owton Manor School.

There is also a cardio fitness class at The Stranton Centre, in Southburn Terrace, every Wednesday between 7pm-8pm.

The age range for Tang Soo Do is four to seven years old for the Little Tigers sessions and eight and over for the family class.

The academy has 55 members ranging in age from four to 60 and over.

For more information about the club call Charlie on 07974169229.