We take pride in our place within the community and work hard to help support others around us...
How it works: All our community fund raising efforts will be collated each year and the total money raised allocated to meet three clear goals (see below).
Dojo members will be given the opportunity to vote for a charity of their choice and an announcement/presentation will be made alongside our prestigious Student of the Year Awards in March or April.
Our community officers will coordinate the link between our community work and Community Fund, seeking to establish new ways to support those around us and build strong relationships with the community we call home.
In the true spirit of Karate and as an ongoing commitment to give back to our community, E.S.K.K® Martial Arts & Fitness is dedicated to undertaking regular fund raising activities that are managed and coordinated by our appointed Community Officers.
Over the years, we've raised many thousands of pounds for worthy causes and our Community Fund is our commitment to continue doing so into the future.
The primary goals of our Community Fund are as follows...
- To support the external community through continuing to make significant annual donations to local and national charities. Past charities we've raised money for in the past include Cancer Research UK, Give us a Break 2010, Hospice at Home, Help the Homeless, West Cumberland Hospital, local church groups and many more.
- To support our local community through demonstrations, taster sessions, advice and bespoke support to local community groups, youth centres and clubs. These groups may wish to make a voluntary contribution and there will be times when some of our Community Fund may be used to make such support viable; for example if significant travel expenses are involved.
- To support the internal E.S.K.K community by expanding the availability of opportunities for our members to experience, share, learn and benefit from the very best in traditional karate training. This may involve visits to other dojo, study trips to Okinawa, or the organisation of seminars with esteemed teachers. This support also expands to the introduction of new initiatives in order to expand access to traditional karate training to those who would benefit greatly, but without support from our Community Fund, may find it beyond their reach.
How you can help: All donations to our community fund are gratefully received and you can be assured that every penny will be put to positive use. Donations need not be monetary - for instance, offering to assist with organising one of our community or charity events or even simply sharing our cause amongst family, friends or potential sponsors will all help to make our community fund concept an ongoing success.