Martial arts students kickbox for Cancer Research UK

Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014

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We were delighted to sponsor a charity kickboxing competition to the tune of £250, after one of our employees took on the challenge.

Nasar Adam – who works in our Yorkshire region – was one of many students at Leeds Martial Arts College to take part in the Spar100 kickboxing contest, which saw competitors endure 100 rounds of kickboxing sparring to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Nasar explains: “Taylor Wimpey is constantly looking for ways to invest in the local community and charity organisations, so when my instructor Paul told us about the fundraiser – I knew they’d help out.”

Paul Lynch, kickboxing instructor at the college, comments: “After my brother was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, I was determined to help make a difference to the lives of sufferers and their families by supporting Cancer Research UK with this kickboxing initiative.

“The Spar100 event enabled members of the Martial Arts College and the local community to come together to raise as much money as possible for an incredible cause, all while having good fun – so we’re really grateful that companies like Taylor Wimpey got involved.”

In its 25th year running, Spar100 managed to raise a staggering £1,500 this year for Cancer Research UK, while also encouraging participation in the sport amongst Leeds youth.

Anne Bagshaw, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, says: “Cancer affects thousands of families across the country, so we were keen to support Leeds Martial Arts’ fundraising efforts to help combat this awful disease.

“We’re all extremely proud of Nasar for taking part and we hope everyone involved had a fantastic day – well done!”