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Several Juniors from the Kizuna Brotherhood were proud to donate £350 from their first Kizuna fundraising efforts – this takes the total raised to date past the £2,000 mark. Now in its 50th Anniversary year, Ronnie Colwell founded the Kizuna Brotherhood in Toxteth, Liverpool. Today, with several hundred members worldwide, it is a global martial arts organisation with senior martial artists represented not just from the UK, but from every continent!


Juniors from across the city have come together to proudly support Marie Curie – (front row left to right) Pippa Smith from Bushido Shotokan Karate Club in Anfield and Harry Williams, Beth Young and Erin Young all from The Mizu No Kokoro Ju Jitsu School in Halewood were present at the cheque presentation held at the Marie Curie Liverpool Hospice .


Back Row – Pete McDowell - Kizuna President, Dr Jessica Lee, Nurse Beverley Bower, Katy Armitage - Marie Curie Fundraiser, Andrew Colwell - Kizuna Chairman and Harris Jonas - Kizuna Knight.


Kizuna Chairman, Andrew Colwell commented – “In the latter years of his life, the Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton gave my Dad great comfort and incredible levels of care – everyone at The Kizuna is humbled and privileged to support such a worthy cause. £2,000 thus far is an incredible effort, but we are aiming to double this in the next couple of years, thanks to the incredible generosity of all of our members”


Katy Armitage, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie added, “Thank you so much to the Kizuna Brotherhood for their support to Marie Curie over the last few years and a special thank you to the junior section for their first-time fundraising. We simply couldn’t continue providing care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families without groups like the Kizuna Brotherhood fundraising in their local communities – it really makes all the difference.”

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