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A Monumental May for Radojunkie: New Funding and Growing Impact

May has been a monumental month for Radojunkie and the community. So much has happened in such a short period, and we are thrilled to share our exciting news with you.

This is a word-heavy blog post but it should take you less than 5 minutes to read through!

A Journey of Dedication and Passion

For those of you who have been following our journey, you would know that our founder, Andre Simon, has been self-funding the operations and finances of Radojunkie since we launched in March 2023.

Andre's dedication and passion for making Muay Thai accessible to young people have driven the growth and success of our programme over the past 14 months.

Exciting News: New Funding Secured

Fast forward 14 months, and we are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from not just one, but three generous donors in the same month. This incredible support comes from:

  • BBC Children In Need

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  • Clarion House Group: Clarion Futures

We are immensely grateful to these organisations for recognising the hard work and consistent efforts of Andre and his team. This funding is a testament to the impact we are making and will help us continue our mission to empower young people through martial arts.

The Impact of This Support

This support means the world to us. It not only validates the efforts we have put in over the past 14 months but also enables us to expand our reach and enhance our services. With this funding, we will be able to:

  • Deliver better services: We can improve the quality of our programmes and provide more resources to our participants.

  • Create more accessibility: We will be able to reach more young people and make Muay Thai accessible to those who may not have had the opportunity before.

  • Inspire more young people: By expanding our programme, we aim to inspire more young people to take up martial arts and benefit from the discipline, confidence, and community it offers.

Looking Ahead: Your Continued Support

While this funding is a significant milestone, your continued support will be vital over the next 12 months as we strive to make an even greater difference. Together, we can ensure that Radojunkie continues to thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of young people in Tower Hamlets.

We ask you to stand with us as we work to deliver even better services, create more accessibility, and inspire more young people through the power of martial arts. Your support, whether through participation, volunteering, or donations, is crucial to our mission.


May has been a massive month for Radojunkie, filled with growth, recognition, and new opportunities. We are incredibly grateful for the support from BBC Children In Need, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and Clarion House Group: Clarion Futures. This funding will help us build on the foundation we have laid and continue to make a meaningful impact in our community.

Thank you for being part of our journey. Together, we can achieve even greater things and inspire the next generation through martial arts. Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to get involved with Radojunkie.


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