Karate and a Carol Service!

irstjo7uSaturday 10th Dec, what a day!  First it was off to Sherborne Prep School for 10am and the Shindo Wadokai Karate Association’s 4000 moves challenge, with Grand Master Gary Wasniewski and 4 other world champions giving mini coaching sessions and demonstrations raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Although primarily I was there obo Sherborne Rotary Castles to present a cheque from the Rotary Community Fund to Peter Fawbert of the karate club and to support my two boys William and Peter who were taking up the challenge….how I could I not have ago myself?  After a quick demonstration and coaching session it was into action with sparing partner author Damien Lewis. Hopefully a new connection made here for HNT as Damion showed lot of interest in the work I’m doing for SEN children, thrilled to be given a personally signed copy of his book “A Dog Called Hope”.

Later I was off to Wells for a Champaign Reception at the Swan Hotel followed Somerset Community Foundation’s “Sing for Somerset” Carol Service in Wells Cathedral, during wells-cathedaralwhich I was honoured to be asked to give a reading from Luke 2 v.1-7 during the service.  Such a lovely evening meeting many others involved with Somerset Community Foundation.