WAIMA fundraiding for cancer

Barbara   Whyte   and   Soa   Palelei  at  the   sparathon. Above right: Thomas Sullivan takes part in the kickathon, with help from his dad Andrew. Below: Anda Cope at the kickathon.
WAIMA fundraiding for  cancer
WAIMA fundraiding for  cancer
Barbara Whyte and Soa Palelei at the sparathon. Above right: Thomas Sullivan takes part in the kickathon, with help from his dad Andrew. Below: Anda Cope at the kickathon.

A MARTIAL arts organisation recently raised more than $17,000 for the Telethon Adventurers.

Each year, the WA Institute of Martial Arts, based in Greenwood, Currambine and Myaree, hosts a charity campaign to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer charities.

UFC fighter Soa Palelei visited the Greenwood centre to support the institute’s ‘sparathon’ event where adult members pledged to spar for one continuous hour.

The following day, the centre held its annual ‘kickathon’ where junior members as young as three pledged to do a certain number of kicks for sponsorship.