KICKATHON

First News - - Your News - by Luca Wil­liams

I AM a blue belt, red tag in taek­wondo. A few weeks ago, I was given a chal­lenge to do 500 kicks within half an hour for the peo­ple who died in the Gren­fell Tower fire.

There were five chil­dren from Kens­ing­ton TKD who sadly went home from train­ing that night, and later per­ished when the tower was en­gulfed by flames.

I went to my taek­wondo les­son and I be­gan kick­ing. It was hard work but I kept go­ing be­cause I knew it was for a good cause – for peo­ple less for­tu­nate than me. By the time I reached 500 I was ex­hausted. How­ever, I kept go­ing!

By the end of the les­son, I had reached 1,000 kicks. I was elated, yet worn out!

In the end, I man­aged to raise £30, which will add to the tar­get of £30,000, so that the fam­i­lies of the chil­dren can be sup­ported.

I am very happy that I could do the kickathon for the Gren­fell Tower vic­tims.

Luca

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