A NEW charity set up to help sick children raised more than £600 in its first ever fundraiser.
Charity for Kids (CFK), launched by Carl Denne and Paul Harris, staged a kickboxing contest at William Parker Sports College.
More than 30 people took part, the youngest being five and the oldest, aged 50.
Most competitors managed to stay through the gruelling 24 rounds of sparring, in a two-hour workout.
CFK is currently raising funds for two-year-old Amber-Rose Sims, of Athelstan Road, who suffers from various problems including central sleep apnea.
As a result of this Amber-Rose relies on oxygen when she is in bed and needs oxygen tanks to be carried when she leaves the family home.
Mr Harris said: “We are desperately trying to raise funds as we would like to landscape the family garden, this will allow Amber-Rose and her family the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors as they are currently confined indoors. We plan to put a decking area, along with an area of grass which can have some special play equipment for Amber-Rose and her older Brother Jackson.
“With this in mind Carl and I would love to hear from any builder’s merchants and trade people, who will be prepared to donate time in helping with the clearance and landscaping.
Along with trying to help Amber-Rose Mr Harris and Mr Denne are desperate to raise £5,000 to become a registered charity with the Charity Commission.
If anyone would like to make a donation they can donate via Paypal on www.c-f-k.co.uk or via Santander, Sort Code: 09-01-28 - Account Number: 02604197
The charity will be holding an auction on Saturday, December 17 at Shearbarn Holiday Park.
Mr Harris is taking part in the Bedgebury 10K and Beckley 10K runs, as well as the Tonbridge and Bexhill Half Marathons.
If anyone would like to help the pair contact Mr Harris on 07827 852120 or Mr Denne on 07949 221946.