8:00am Friday 20th September 2013
By Kate Wilson
KARATE kids, adults and teenagers are all invited to take part in a martial arts weekend to raise money for Sue Ryder and Cotswold Care Hospice.
Matt Chapplow, 59, who lives in Avenue Terrace, Stonehouse, was diagnosed with throat cancer 18 months ago and organised the event while he was in remission.
"Unfortunately the cancer has come back but we are still going ahead with the weekend," said Matt, who has been involved in martial arts for 43 years and is now a master.
Anyone who is interested in martial arts is invited to come along and train between 1.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, September 21 at the Stonehouse Community Centre in Laburnum Walk.
Then between noon and 5pm on Sunday, a teaching seminar on the Wing Chun system of martial arts is being held as Matt is a master of the Plum Blossom Academy of Wing Chun.
"Originally I was going to be teaching however due to the cancer returning I will be unable to so I am inviting any masters who would like to come along and teach a session to get in contact with me," said Matt.
Tickets for each day cost £20. Anyone interested please contact Matt on email@example.com or call 07837614599.
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