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Durham Benevolence supports Kyosho Karate


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Towards the end of 2019 the Kyosho Karate club, who meet at Hurworth Primary School near Darlington, had reached out to Durham Benevolence for a donation to support their club towards the cost of a trailer. The trailer will enable the club with moving necessary equipment as there is no storage available at the school where they train.


Kyosho Karate is a not for profit set of Karate Clubs with students from the age of 5 up to adult and have specialised classes to suit different ages. The Hurworth club is one of two with the other Kyosho Karate club meeting at Barrow-in-Furness. The club was initially formed in 1982 in Hurworth by Denis Slater (Hurworth Chief Instructor & 4th Dan), formerly of Darlington Lodge and now a member of Strathmore, who meet in Barnard Castle. Denis has enjoyed being part of the club over the years since it was formed and advised that it has supported many members of all ages, being an asset to the local community.


On the 7th of January Kevin Williams, a member of the general purposes committee and representing Durham Benevolence, went along to meet the members of the Kyosho Karate club at Hurworth at their first training meeting of the new year. Kevin explained to the instructors, members and parents of some of the students about Durham Benevolence and the supporting efforts of Freemasonry in the community and went on to present them with a cheque for £750 towards the cost of the much-needed trailer.

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