February 9, 2011
Brent Knoll event
martial arts gala which was set to be held in Brent Knoll later
this month to raise money for the Royal Marines has had to be
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com last
month, scores of martial arts clubs from across the region
had been invited to take part in the high-kicking event at Sanders
Garden World on Saturday February 26th in aid of 40
Commando Royal Marines.
However, Allan Roberts, who was overseeing the event and is a
former grenadier guard, explained to Burnham-On-Sea.com on Wednesday
(February 9th) that poor support is behind his decision.
gala has unfortunately been cancelled this week, mainly due to
a lack of public support. We set up an online donations page and
sent the details to over 300 local businesses and local people,
but did not receive one donation," he said.
"I realise that martial arts is not everyone's cup of tea,
but this was for the Marines' families so I am disappointed."
"It's the only show I have ever had to cancel, but I would
like to thank the four martial arts groups who had committed to
attending, as well as the Wrinkly Rappers and the Marine Cadets
who were also due to appear at it."