Welfare and Fundraising

The Welfare Committee

The welfare committee's role within the club is to uphold the club's policies and procedures, including the code of conduct and the child protection policy. The welfare committee is also assigned with raising funds for the club and the York Karate squad.

Colin Roe
Anna Homles-Ellerker
Kerry Miller
  • Secretary

External Contacts

York Karate is associated with the English Karate Federation. As such, welfare concerns can be raised directly with the English Karate Federation:
Child Protection Officer Steve Coupland

If you are a child and you are looking for help and support, but don't know who to turn to, please call the Childline. They are qualified professionals who can listen to whatever your problem is and offer help and support.

Complaint Procedure

Should you be unhappy and wish to complain about any aspect of York Karate, you can make a formal complaint that will be investigated by the club. Please click below for our complaints procedure:
York Karate Complaints Procedure


The committee will also be organising regular events to raise money for the club members. This money could be spent on such things as:

  • Supporting our athletes in competitions (covering transportation/airfare/accommodation costs)
  • Supporting our athletes with additional training costs (attending seminars/1 - 1 sessions/training in Japan)
  • Provide funding for members from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • running social activities
  • Supporting our designated charity Candlelighters

Please look out for fundraising events published on this website and on our social media. The committee is always looking for volunteers to assist with the organisation and planning of events. Please contact them if you would like to help.

Charity - Candlelighters

Our designated charity is Candlelighters. An excellent, local charity that provides help and assistance to children with cancer, and crucial support to their families. The charity has a direct connection to the club as they have been crucial in helping one of our members. For more information on the excellent work they do, please visit their website: