Kickboxing marathon for ChildLine charity

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A MARTIAL artist from Hucknall is to tackle a gruelling 24-hour kickboxing marathon to raise money for ChildLine.

Father-of-three Curt Banner (pictured) is taking on the challenge at the Wheelgate Adventure Park at Farnsfield on Saturday (June 16).

He will teach non-stop for 24 hours with a handful of students from his Hucknall classes joining in.

Those who take part will work on kickboxing pads, learn and drill attack and defence combinations and tackle kickshield, fitness and cardiovascular training.

Curt will be sponsored for the marathon and some students are being sponsored to train.

Wheelgate has offered the venue for free and any visitors to the park can join in with the kickboxing in return for a donation.

Curt (39), of Long Hill Rise, said: “ChildLine has just reached its 25th anniversary. As it was set up in Nottingham and I began teaching kids to get fit, it seemed fitting to support the charity.”

Curt is well-known locally and teaches for Midlands1Kickboxing (M1K) in Hucknall.

He runs junior and senior classes at National Church Of England Academy on Annesley Road on Tuesdays and Hucknall Leisure Centre on Thursdays. He has more than 100 students.

M1K boasts more than 400 students and classes across Nottinghamshire, including in Bulwell.

Anyone who would like to donate to the kickboxing marathon can do so by logging on at www.justgiving.com/Curt-Banner.