A KARATE club has been throwing one million punches to raise money for local charity Youthline.

Members at Silwood Park Karate club punched one million times in a six hour time period to complete the challenge and raise money for the youth charity.

The youngest, aged four years old managed to complete 4,000 with the older children and adults managing to complete over 20,000 punches each.

In total, the club raised £4,500 for the charity which offers free counselling services to young people in Bracknell.

The youngest members completed 4000 punches whilst some of the older children and adults managed to complete over 20,000 punches.

Daniel Rose, karate instructor at the Silwood Park Karate said: "Needless to say it was pretty difficult to lift a cup of tea the next day.

"With all the extra support, approximately 200 people were involved, we completed the 1 million punches half an hour before the lesson was due to end."

Instructors Daniel and Gillian Rose filled the remaining 30 minutes with another 50,000 punches.

The karate clubs ethos is to build resilience, determination and confidence and Youthline is the 'perfect' charity to raise money for as their teaching can help young people overcome challenges in their lives.

Youthline is an established local charity providing a free and confidential service for 30 years at Coopers Hill and in secondary schools across Bracknell Forest.

In 2018, the charity supported 550 young people.