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Unique sports enterprise wins gong


Accolade for Dundee-based organisation

Roy O’Kane, the chief officer of unique social enterprise Kanzen Karate, has won a gong at The United Kingdom Karate Awards.

He won the National Contribution Award at the event held at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh.

The event brought together legends and leading names from the UK Karate scene with the award recognising the contribution to the sport and art in the United Kingdom.

Kanzen Karate is the current Dundee Social Enterprise of the Year, Dundee Sports Club of the Year and winner of The Courier Business Awards for Community Impact.

The organisation works with over 1000 children, adults and families every week – building better lives through physical activity, wellbeing and education.

Lord Sharp of Epsom was in attendance and presented Roy O’Kane with his award (both pictured).

O’Kane said: “It was honour to attend The United Kingdom Karate Awards and receive the National Contribution Award.

“Thank you to Terry Boyle, Molly Samuel and Pat McKay for an excellent event and thanks to everyone at Kanzen for their ongoing support. It is great to see the work of a social enterprise highlighted in this way.”



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