Monday, 19 March 2012

JUMP Children's Charity attends Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Northern Championships

On Saturday 17th March, JUMP Children's Charity attended the annual Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Northern Championships at the Birchwood Leisure & Tennis complex in Warrington. Martial Arts clubs from the North & Scotland got together to compete in the championships which helped towards raising money and awareness for our Children's Charity, and JUMP volunteers were also there with the information stand to give out leaflets and let everyone know about what our unique charity helps children that have life threatening health conditions.

The all day event had students competing in many different categories and age groups, from the Mighty Matts (aged 3-6) all the way up to adult, in different techniques, kick-boxing and hand drills, Martial Arts Forms and Sparring contests. Master Fiddes was also at the event presenting the medals to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed in all categories and all students that took part received a medal received a medal.

The JUMP team at our information stand
JUMP Children's Charity would like to thank Mr James of Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Widnes and all the Instructors from Matt Fiddes Martial Arts that helped organise and run the day, for raising money and awareness for us and also making it a fantastic event. Also, to all the students that took part and their spectators that donated to our charity. A donation was made to JUMP through ticket sales for the event and bucket collections made through the day, raising a total of £335 for funds to go towards creating an everlasting memory for a child

On a personal level, I had a wonderful day as my son, Archie Lowdon (aged 9) competed at the event, as he is a student of Mr James of Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Widnes. This was his first ever Martial Arts competition and he was feeling very nervous about it, but he did very well indeed winning the 3rd place Bronze medal for his category which was Hand Drills and Best Technique. He got through to the semi-final and lost, but then won his third place Bronze medal, shown in the video below.

Archie receiving his Bronze medal from Master Fiddes

Mr James' students and medal winners

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