When Stephanie Scott, Councillor and Champion for Disabled Children and Adults, visited our Club earlier this month for our Time to Talk Event she was very impressed with what she saw. As a result, we are very proud to be included in her article "I am blessed to be living in a time of greater equality" in this weeks Chelmsford and Mid Essex Times newspaper.
The article talks about her visit as a Special Guest to the Time to Talk event raising awareness of mental health and fundraising for the Charity Mind. She talks about the legacy of Sensei Dot Naylor and Sensei Charlie Naylor who established the club in 1967 and how Sensei Jane and Sensei Richard have continued in their footsteps. Councillor Scott praised our Club "it is an inclusive Club, welcoming all the community, including students with physical and mental challenges".
Councillor Stephanie Scott kindly mentions Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones's volunteer work with Active Essex as an All Together Ambassador for Disability Sports.
This month sees a milestone as it was a 100 years ago women were given the right to vote for the first time. Therefore, Councillor Scott highlights the achievement of Sensei Dot Naylor who was a pioneer for women in Karate in the 1960's. Sensei Dot received a 'Point of Light Award' from the Prime Minister for her outstanding contribution and her daughter Sensei Jane follows in her footsteps. This year sees Sensei Jane achieve 50 years of Karate!
Thank you to Councillor Stephanie Scott for taking time to both be at special guest at our Time to talk event and then to write about this in the Chelmsford & Mid essex Times Newspaper. You can buy a copy of the newspaper for 50p and an e-edition can be found on their website: http://www.chelmsfordandmidessextimes.co.uk/
Photo: Article from Chelmsford & Mid Essex Times by Councillor Stephanie Scott - 15 February 2018 edition