A kickboxing group in Woolwich is "flabbergasted" after receiving thousands of pounds in donations after a heartfelt appeal.

No Limits Active8 Community, which provides free classes for young people, was forced to make the appeal after a charge was introduced at the venue they taught at.

After making the appeal, donations on their funding page shot up from £60 to £1,420 - including an anonymous donation of £1,000.

A separate donation of £2,000 also came in from London Stone Properties, to help provide the group with much-needed new equipment.

Commenting on the response, Kickboxing Coach Scott Yuill said: “It is unbelievable, it’s just - wow.

“It is going to make a big difference for classes, I am over the moon.

“I can’t wait to see the kids' smiles when they see the new equipment."

Founder of London Stone Properties, Julia Stone, added: “There’s not enough money going into youth, there’s not enough government funding.

“We like to do our bit if we can.”

Back in November 2018, the coaches were offered their venue at Woolwich Community Centre for a year, free of charge.

But it meant that a year later, the classes were put at risk, with costs now applying to the hall hire.

But since the public's generous donations, the kickboxing team have been able to put down their first deposit of £250 to ensure no disruption to the hall.

Donations on the group's funding page were at £1,420 out of the target £4,200 at the time of publishing.

If you would like to donate, visit at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/teamnolimits-activ8community-3/