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By Admin
22 December 2019 2:20 pm
Academy members and their families at this year's party.
Academy members and their families at this year's party.
An incredible turn-out for this year's Christmas Party and Awards made for a fantastic event and a superb fundraising effort for our charity of the year, Cerebral Palsy Sport. 

While the event was free for members and their families, donations and raffle entries led to you all raising a wonderful £716 on the day and with extra donations given afterwards. We will be revealing our full year total soon.

We were delighted to make awards to 10 of our members for their outstanding efforts throughout the year. 

Here is the full list:

Best Newcomer Awards
  • Oli Hulbert
  • Isla Roynon
  • Michael Whelan
  • Tom Woodward

Special Recognition Awards
  • Liam Mashford
  • Pippa Mannings
  • Dan Salter
  • Jim Mateer

Outstanding Karateka Awards

Bill Winfield Shield (Outstanding Junior Karateka): Brandon Bennett
Virtute Et Industria Shield (Outstanding Karateka): Ian Connell

In our charity raffle, over 20 sets of prizes were on offer, including an Amazon Echo Dot, vouchers for local restaurants and equipment donated by local businesses. Thank you to Bristol Sport, Sid + John hair salon, DCD Electrical, Paramount Interiors, Parson's Bakery, The George (Backwell), Posh Spice (Nailsea), the Beauty Rooms (Nailsea) and many others for your generous prize donations.  

Despite it being a busy time of the year, we were delighted that Father Christmas was able to join us so that all the kids - and some adults - were able to get an early Christmas present just days before the big day itself.

Thank you to everyone that helped in the run up to the event and on the day, especially to Kevin and Jo Mashford, Ian and Annette Connell, Dan and Claire Salter and Jim Mateer. Without your efforts the event simply couldn't happen.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of our members, their families and to all of our friends and supporters.  Here's to an incredible 2020!