Blackburn Martial Arts Group in running for national prize

A Blackburn Community Interest Company, is a finalist in the Persimmon Homes 2021 Building Futures award.

The winners will be determined by public vote and the local group could win up to £100,000 if successful. Masters of Martial Arts, which is based in Blackburn Town Centre, is asking for the public’s support with a simple online vote.

Building Futures is a £1 million scheme to support children’s health, sport and education & arts.

Persimmon Homes have joined forces with Team GB – the British Olympic Association – to give away over £1 million to help projects for young people aged under 18 across England, Wales and Scotland.

Phil Turner, who runs Masters of Martial Arts CIC, said:

We are keen to increase long-term participation in sport and help create a healthier community. We see our club as a way for youngsters to gain a healthy start in life and it’s also great to see the benefits in terms of confidence and friendship too.

You can vote every day and we’d be grateful if you can help bring this prize to our local community.

Anyone can vote for the local group through the Awards’ website here:

You can vote every day up to 19th November!

Masters of Martial Arts Blackburn is based Lord Street West, in a bespoke full-time training venue directly above McDonalds.

To find out more about the group, visit their website here

Local company, Square Cactus, are also supporting the group through sponsored adverts & promotion to help bring this prize home to Blackburn.

Blackburn Life has been running as a voluntary venture to support the borough and its community. We are always happy to discuss advertising and promotional packages for businesses to help cover our costs of running Blackburn Life.

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