Congratulations to Sensei Richard who has been appointed by Active Essex as a Disability Sport Ambassador for Essex.
Richard has been actively supporting the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation since its launch in March 2015, including attending Parliament to talk about the positive benefits of Karate training for mental health. He has also worked with MIND, the Mental Health Foundation and Mencap to help raise awareness of Mental Health.
Richard said "I am very proud to be appointed in this new role. Being part of the Mental Health Charter launch has helped raise awareness for those suffering from Mental Health. Getting involved with the SR&A, MIND and Mencap has made me keen to learn more about how I can help people with physical and mental disabilities to get more active and involved in sport".
Photo: Sensei Richard (centre kneeling) with students from Chelmsford SKC alongside Dulwich SKC's Sensei Tony Hughes and students at the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation launch March 2015, Kia Oval.
Chelmsford Karate Club are very proud of Sensei Richard's new role and are keen to help and support him and those with disabilities get active in sport - especially Karate!