Spain-bound for world championships

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.tae kwondo'08/06/11'sp grammar school'b/matthew earth,josh peters,julian davis,ryan hardy,claire hardy,thomas holland..f/hollie burton,john burke,charlotte newson

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TAE Kwon Do team mates from Spalding are in a race against time to raise £10,000 so they can represent England in the World Kickboxing Championships in Spain in November.

Eight children and two adults from the Spalding Grammar School Torite Tae Kwon Do Club are due to fly to Cadiz on October 31 to compete over four days.

They include instructor John Burke and mother and son, Claire and Ryan Hardy.

So far the club has raised £1,100 but is pinning its hopes on its own fundraising efforts and donations.

The club is holding a car boot on Thursday, July 7 on a patch of land off Moulton Chapel Road, Cowbit, close to the A16 roundabout, and booters – who should arrive for 11am – are asked to donate pitch fees to the cause. Members of the public will be admitted from midday and their 25p admission fees will go to the club.

Mum Tracy Earth, whose son Matthew has qualified to go to Spain, is also organising a bowling night at AlleyCatz in Spalding from 7pm on Monday, July 18 when teams of six bowlers can buy lanes for two games for £30.

Mrs Earth will be one of the adults accompanying the youngsters on the trip.

She said team members have done well to qualify and are looking forward to representing their country, but they desperately need money to pay their way.

She’s proud of Matthew and says: “This is his chance to shine.”

The club raised £600 from a bag pack at Morrisons and received donations of £400 from Spalding Lions and £100 from Bates Environmental.

nFor more information on the car boot, bowling night or to donate, please phone Mrs Earth on 07944 877463.