York Karate - Welfare & 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.

All policies can be found by clicking the link below:

York Karate Policies

Welfare Committee members


Colin Roe

Email: colinroe1@icloud.com

Phone: 07900802635

Welfare Officer

Anna Holmes-Ellerker

Email: amhe1979@icloud.com

Phone: 07972164204

Fundraising events coming up

The welfare committee regularly runs events to raise money for club members. Your help and support with these events is much appreciated.

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Published Accounts for the Welfare Committee

January 2020

February 2019

York Karate is recognised by Sport England under the Safeguarding Code in martial arts

External contacts

York Karate is associated with the English Karate Federation. As such, welfare concerns can be raised directly with the English Karate Federation. Please click the link below for further details:


English Karate Federation - Child Protection Officer 

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.




Complaints procedure

Should you be unhappy and wish to complain about the service provided by 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 Anna 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: