Karate kids, and adults, turn out to honour John

Ceska karate charity training day PNL-140306-102457001
Ceska karate charity training day PNL-140306-102457001

A fundraising karate training day on Sunday was a huge success, with more than 70 students turning up, including 12 black belts.

The event, at Akeley Wood School was organised by karate teacher Pete Calver in memory of one of his black belts, John Hinton, who sadly passed away in January.

Nearly £2,300 has been raised for St David’s Hospice Care in Gwent, where Mr Hinton was cared for.

Mr Calver said: “I would like to thank my students, parents and black belts of CESKA in all their support and also to Seahawk Trophies of Buckingham for donating a wonderful cup – the John Hinton Memorial Cup.

“Every year this cup will be awarded to the most improved student – a great way to remember a great man and good friend.”

Mr Calver added: “It was lovely to see some of our former students turn up and watch.

“A big thank you to Jeremy Mold and Marco Mukherjee for their fundraising efforts. We would not have achieved so much without their help.”