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£720raised of £500 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £720 to Build a Christmas Grotto in Winsford Cross Shopping Centre

    Location
    Winsford, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017

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    How many martial artists does it take to build a Christmas Grotto?

    Honestly, we don't know. But we plan to find out.

    I'm Rich, a guy who has been training martial arts in Winsford for around 20 years. Currently, I train at the Modern Kenpo Karate Association under Senior Master Ted Clare. As martial artists, we believe in enriching individuals young and old, embuing them with a sense of integrity and responsibility. Responsibilty extends well beyond the walls of the Dojo, out into our wider community. When it came to the attention of Ted that Winsford Cross Shopping Centre would be without a Santa's Grotto this year, he took it upon himself to make absolutely sure that this happened. And by himself, I mean the MKKA.

    Together we've committed ourselves to put some time, money and effort into the community to enliven and enrich our town during the festive season. The key goal here is to create a small piece of Christmas magic for local children to engage with.

    We want them to have fond memories of their home town. We want parents to be able to see their kids really enjoying a fantastic experience. We want people to be able to take pride in where they live and the people with whom they share it.

    Unfortunately, we can't do this alone. So we're asking Winsfordians (or literally anyone) to step up and put whatever you can down to help us out. We're looking for about £500 to buy up some building materials and decorations. The timescale is pretty short, as Christmas is rapidly approaching - we'd appreciate every penny we receive in favour of this.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. We're trying to do something for the kids, the parents and the community - we'd be proud to say that we did it with your help.

    Richard Sandbach

    (On behalf of the Modern Kenpo Karate Association)

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    • Richard Sandbach3 months ago
      Richard Sandbach

      Richard Sandbach

      3 months ago

      As promised, though later than anticipated, is a video showing progress of the build and the completed article. Take a lot at what your money helped us achieve:

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    • Richard Sandbach3 months ago
      Richard Sandbach

      Richard Sandbach

      3 months ago

      Construction and outfitting of the grotto is compete! I'll be posting a video this weekend (hopefully) showing you what your money enabled us to make. Please note that, as mentioned previously, any further money raised will go to buying gifts for our visitors. During the time that the grotto is open, we'll also be raising money for St Luke's Hospice, so if you're not tired of giving please consider donating. Finally, thank you for all of the monetary support and kind words throughout this project - we are proud to be a part of this.

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    • Richard Sandbach3 months ago
      Richard Sandbach

      Richard Sandbach

      3 months ago

      So there you have it, we've smashed our goal. I've also pushed hard on the build and now we're close to being done. In the interest of full disclosure, I managed to come in more or less on budget meaning that we're at a surplus of funding. With the build nearing completion, we've agreed that any and all donations received beyond this point will be used to buy small gifts for the visiting children - literally every pound will be spent improving the experience for the kids. Once again thank you so much, we would be nowhere without your support.

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    27

    • Martina Rose

      Martina Rose

      Nov 24, 2017

      Well done x

      £10.00

    • Ash Broad

      Ash Broad

      Nov 23, 2017

      £15.00

    • Richard Sandbach

      Richard Sandbach

      Nov 22, 2017

      Thank you for this incredibly generous donation from the staff at Winsford Town Management

      £210.00

    • Richard Sandbach

      Richard Sandbach

      Nov 22, 2017

      Donations collected from the MKKA students - they really came through for us

      £90.00

    • Richard Sandbach

      Richard Sandbach

      Nov 21, 2017

      A very kind donation from Carlos Pla (SiCa architects, Knutsford) and family

      £20.00

    • Richard Sandbach

      Richard Sandbach

      Nov 21, 2017

      A generous donation by Simon Noblet from SiCa Architects Ltd of Knutsford

      £10.00

    • Shaun Kirkpatrick

      Shaun Kirkpatrick

      Nov 20, 2017

      Doing a great job Ted

      £5.00

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    Richard Sandbach

    Richard Sandbach

    Winsford, United Kingdom

    The morality of martial arts is that if you have the ability to affect change for the better, you also have the responsibility to do so. Winsford has provided us with great memories training with good people - this is a massive opportunity to give more to the town and community.

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