Sensei Tomasz from Crewe has finally concluded his mammoth Cancer research fundraising tour after amassing a whopping total of £5435.
The inspirational 5th Dan Sensei has spent the last 3 years touring the UK hosting seminars to spread his knowledge throughout the Karate world after his friend Sensei Austin Birks was diagnosed with the disease.
Tom said “A few years ago when I was in Birmingham I met sensei Austin Birks. I travel around a lot due to my training and I love to meet new friends from different styles etc. Austin came from the Shotokan style as I did , in a very short period of time we became very close friends”.
A Few months later Austin was diagnosed with bowel cancer for the first time.
Tom added “I decided that I wanted to do something to support Austin but then another friend I knew found themselves in a similar situation and I myself was touched by this dreadful disease.
Tomasz has paid for all the costs and transport fees out of his own pocket and 100% of the monies raised has gone directly to the charity.
The Crewe News wishes to send our congratulations to Tom and we wish him all the best for his future ventures.