Cunninghame Housing Association Boosts Annan Shotokhan Karate Club with £1,000 Donation

Alan Somerville, a Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Alistair Mitchell and Kevin Earl, of the Annan Shotokhan Karate Club.

Annan Borders Shotokhan Karate Club is the Southwest of Scotland’s leading karate group under the instruction of Alistair Mitchell 8 th Dan, a former World, European and Commonwealth Champion, offering both Traditional Karate and World Karate Federation Karate to people of all ages and abilities throughout the Annan area.

The club has its own premises after obtaining a unit (during Covid lockdown) within Provost Mills, Annan. Members helped turn the empty unit into a Japanese style dojo (training hall).

Funding was provided by Cunninghame Housing Association to assist with the provision of purchasing new training and safety equipment for all members as well as heaters for the unit during the colder months.

Janet Strang, Chairperson of CHA commented, “We are thrilled to be able to support the Annan Borders Shotokhan Karate Club, which is inclusive to all providing a safe, friendly environment for everyone who attends. What a fantastic facility to have in the local area!”

Pictured: Alistair Mitchell and Kevin Earl with Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer, Dumfries & Galloway The funding for Annan Borders Shotokhan Karate Club came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1 st April to 31 st March) until the allocated funding is exhausted.

Local Groups or individuals interested in finding out more about the Association Making Our Communities Better Places Fund can do so by visiting their website http://cunninghame-housing.org where you can also download an application form.

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