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West Bridgford martial arts club helps The Wolds pub raise £3,000 for MacMillan

Tetsudo Martial Arts Association helps West Bridgford pub raise £3,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support

Tetsudo martial arts based throughout the East Midlands and beyond has supported the Wolds pub by helping them to raise a staggering £3,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The Hungry Horse pub on Loughborough Road raised nearly £4,000 for the charity last year, and with the help of Tetsudo martial arts, is now on track to beat this in 2023.

The Tetsudo West Bridgford club was instrumental in challenging other clubs and colleagues to see how much money they could raise in five weeks.

Individual clubs held a variety of events, including outdoor training sessions, BBQ nights, selling of Tetsudo DVDs, individual donations and the sale of 200 samosas.

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Following the success of their fundraising efforts, the Wolds pub (their local drinking hole), hosted a presentation evening with guest speakers and a ‘thank you’ buffet.

MacMillan helps people with every aspect of living with cancer, including practical, financial and emotional support.

Sean Stone, general manager of the Wolds said:

“We’re so grateful to Tetsudo Martial Arts who have helped us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“We are always seeking out new ways to help support Macmillan and we’re thrilled that we were able to team up with the club to help us smash our target.

“Sadly, one in two people will get cancer in their lifetime and events like these are a great way to involve the local community and support such an important cause.”

Event organizer, Andy Patel (5th degree blackbelt at West Bridgford club), added: “Tetsudo is more than just a martial art, we are about helping people to develop themselves by supporting the individual to be the best they can be”.

Members of the Wolds team have also recently completed The Scafell pike hike and took part in a sponsored head shave, all in aid of Macmillan.

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, has now raised a staggering £14 million for Macmillan over its 10-year charity partnership. The tenth year marked a record-breaking £3 million annual total for the charity. This equates to £342 raised every hour in 2022, which is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a whole day.

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