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A great initiative!

Chris Jones, a full-time martial arts instructor with his own school in North Yorkshire (www.chrisjonesmartialarts.moonfruit.com), and a dedicated Dragon’s Heart supporter has come up with a great idea to advertise our charity.

Having sought our permission, he has used our logo on the sleeve of his polo tops. What a great initiative!

Many thanks Chris for the extra bit of advertising.

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Sanjuro Certificate Presentation Evening

Dragon’s Heart Europe support a very unique martial arts class for young people with special educational needs and associated learning difficulties at Bruce Grove, Tottenham, North London.

On 19 July 2017, the UK Board members paid a visit to award these dedicated students and their volunteers with Certificates to mark their Achievements over the last year.

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This was a great evening shared with the students and their parents. Huge thanks, as ever, to Glenn Delikan of Sanjuro Martial Arts for making it all possible.

 

Joining Cultures: JC Fans Spanish Tour 2017

Between the 7th and 12th July 2017, a tour was organised by Spanish Jackie Chan fan, Antonio Ramírez Santandreu (Jackie Chan Spain) to visit locations in and around Madrid and Barcelona that were used in the films Wheels on Meals and Armour of God II: Operation Condor, along with other places of cultural interest.

The tour was a great success and was attended by fans from the following countries – Chile, England, Estonia, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Spain and Uzbekistan.

During the tour, one of the many fun events that took place was a charity auction which was hosted by Silke. Items for the auction were donated by the fans and The JC Group. These included collectors magazines, JC socks, action figure dolls, posters and other rare items. Over 700 Euros was raised from the auction and more has also been donated.

We at Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Europe would like to thank Antonio for organising this tour, and all the fans who attended and contributed to making this a great event.

Finally, we would also like to thank the sponsors: Zafiro Hotels, Norma Comics, Glups and SelectaVisión.

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The fans were delighted to find this building …

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Toni’s Movie Location Event

Two years ago, a dedicated Jackie Chan fan, Antonio Ramírez Santandreu, had a vision that Jackie Chan fans from around the world could visit some of the most iconic locations in Spain where the movies, Operation Condor (1991) and Wheels on Meals (1984), were filmed.

Well, this week Toni’s vision has become a reality as fans from 8 different countries will be doing just that!

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After much organising during those two years, over 20 fans will visit these memorable locations in Madrid, Segovia and Barcelona. Buses have been booked to get the group around together with a venue for dinner in the evening should the fans wish to take part.

We are delighted to hear that Toni has also agreed to a Charity Auction with any profits going to Jackie’s Dragon’s Heart Europe charity; we would like to thank Toni for agreeing to this.

We are sure everyone will have a great time, and we can’t wait to see some of the photos. Stay tuned …

Celebrating Jackie’s Birthday

Jackie's birthday 2017

18 April 2017

As we all wish 成龍 Jackie Chan a happy 63rd birthday this month, and celebrate his amazing career (which included being awarded an Oscar last year!), let’s also celebrate Jackie’s charity work in helping those in need.

Please take a minute to have a look at the videos below, one which outlines the projects carried out by JC Dragon’s Heart Europe, and the other being Jackie’s message to those who are being helped by his European Dragon’s Heart charity.

If you would like to help, please consider making a donation and/or using easyfundraising.org.uk when you shop online.

House Madelief-A Big Success!

Since House Madelief opened in September 2014, it has become a warm and friendly place for elderly people who are alone and have little or no social contacts.

A wide range of activities are organised from movie and music mornings to playing games and being creative making Easter ornaments and Christmas cards. We have had fashion shows and wellness mornings, and not forgetting our Tai Chi mornings. Our outings are also a big success. – we have been on a boat trip along the river Maas in Rotterdam, a trip to a museum in a old fashioned American school bus, a visit to the Christmas market and our annual dinner parties.

Because of our growing popularity we had to hold our New Year’s party at a bigger venue as both the Tuesday morning and the Thursday morning groups wanted to attend. The Handball Club ETC in Hoogvliet very kindly let us use their facilities. After coffee and cake, Edwin Smid, Chairman of Commission Hoogvliet, delivered a very heartwarming speech reflecting on 2016, at the end of which glasses were raised to toast the New Year. A slide show was shown with photos of all the activities that had taken place in 2016. Then a delicious lunch was served courtesy of our very dear friends, Kees and Ksenija van Meijeren. The musical entertainment was provided by Elly Bezemer.

We would like to thank our volunteers who make all these activities possible.

New activities are being planned so stay tuned! We will update regularly.

If you live in Hoogvliet (or indeed Rotterdam) and are alone and need some company, please come and visit us at House Madelief, you’ll be very welcome!

For more information, please contact:
Kitty Engelmoer, Foundation President of Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Europe,
telephone no. 06-10376511, email: kitty@jcdragonshearteurope.nl
Or
Lies vd Perk-Zondag, Coordinator, telephone no. 010-4166831

We look forward to seeing you …

Meeting up with Jackie in London

Members of Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Europe charity recently caught up with Jackie at the end of his filming in the UK. These meetings are generally arranged at the last minute and this one was no exception with just 48 hours notice!

Not a problem for the UK based members but a challenge for Kitty in the Netherlands and Silke in Germany. All went well though and the team spent 3 hours with Jackie, sitting quietly whilst he was filming scenes and then chatting to him about the charity and much more.

Photos were not allowed to be taken on set so we settled for a selfie at the entrance of the film studios.

We would like to thank Jackie and his team for inviting us to visit with him.

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St Luke’s Over 55’s Active Club

Recently Jane & Ben went back to visit St Luke’s Community Centre to see how the Sanjuro exercise/mobility classes have been going.

They got to meet and catch up with those participating and joined in both parts of the class. It was great to see and hear how much members enjoyed the classes as well as how much it they found it beneficial.

Sadly this was the last class but we at Dragon’s Heart Europe and our partners Sanjuro hope to be able to come back and hold more classes soon.

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  • Sanjuro Award

Congratulations to Sanjuro!

On 21 January 2016, the UK team were invited to attend the London Sport Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England.

We are delighted to report that Sanjuro Martial Arts, who we provide funding for, concluded the ceremony by winning the ‘Club of the Year’ Award.

Huge congratulations to Glenn and Anita from all at Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Europe, and on behalf of everyone who has supported us!

New Year Greetings!

New Year Greetings from House Madelief!

House Madelief is a project of JC Dragon’s Heart Foundation Europe and takes place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On the first Tuesday of every month, a morning is organised for elderly people who live independently, alone and have little or no social contacts.

On 5 January 2016, a New Year reception was held at House Madelief. Whilst enjoying a drink, a snack and beautiful music, we looked back at the many coffee mornings which took place in House Madelief in 2015. Photographs were shown of some of the activities we held and of course not forgetting the boat trip!

We would like to thank accordionist Toni Reiche, who provided the music – thank you Toni!

And of course we will continue, we already have a number of fun activities on the program for 2016!

Besides the first Tuesday morning of every month, we are also going to organise coffee mornings which will take place every third Thursday morning of the month. These will start on Thursday 21st January. The theme of the morning on the 21st will be music, and we will show a music DVD of “The 10 Tenors”.

If you are alone and need some company, please come and visit us at House Madelief, you’ll be very welcome!

For more information, please contact:

Kitty Engelmoer, Foundation President of JC Dragon’s Heart Europe, telephone no. 06-1037651, email: kitty@jcdragonshearteurope.nl

Or

Lies vd Perk-Zondag, Coordinator, telephone no. 010-4166831

We look forward to seeing you …

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