Aikido and Bushcraft sessions get a kick start from CCH
Iwama Ryu North West / Lancashire Bushcraft have successfully bid for an amazing ¬£6000 of funding from the Chorley Community Housing Neighbourhood Fund. The cash will be used to pay for a full year of free Aikido classes and Bushcraft activities for youngsters from Chorley and the surrounding areas.
The Aikido classes started on November 1st 2011 and will run for a whole year and the Bushcraft activities will take place every Sunday morning for a year using local woodlands. The first 50 memberships are free, classes are free and there will be five weekend Bushcraft trips up for grabs!
Chris Richardson, Neighbourhood Development Officer at CCH said “The Aikido & Buscraft sessions offer new and exciting opportunities for local young people and will give them some healthy and structured activities free of charge for a whole year.”
A new Aikido club has started at Gillibrand Primary School as part of the project and is the first full time Aikido club to be set up in a primary school. A further six month funded project will run from January 2012, aimed at secondary school pupils in the local area. Young people are invited to apply now for all of the activities.
Paul Sparks, senior coach at Iwama Ryu North West said “It‚Äôs great that we managed to secure this funding so a huge thank you goes to CCH. We have always tried to make it free for young people since we began in 2005 and these funds will allow us to do so. This project we have running now will offer something totally different to the young people who live in and around Chorley.”
For more information and to sign up for the Aikido and/or Bushcraft sessions please call Paul Sparks on 07858 036 217 or look at the websites: www.iwama-ryu-north-west.org and www.lancashirebushcraft.co.uk