Padiham based clubs welcome cash boost

The Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Andy Tatchell presents the North West Muaythai Thai Boxing Club with �500 from the Ward Opportunities Fund.
The Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Andy Tatchell presents the North West Muaythai Thai Boxing Club with �500 from the Ward Opportunities Fund.

Kick boxing enthusiasts will have even more chance to train thanks to a donation to help upgrade their equipment.

The £500 boost was presented to the North West Muay Thai Boxing Club by the Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Andy Tatchell from the Ward Opportunities Fund when he visited the club at its base in Fleetwood Street, Padiham.

“The donation is going to be a great help to the club,” said instructor Ian Preston. “It is greatly appreciated.”

The club, founded around 25 years ago, has nearly 30 adult members and a similar number of children. Anyone who is interested can go along and learn about the sport from Kru Joe Fitzpatrick and his three instructors. The club has its own Facebook page at North West Muay Thai.