Beckenham's taekwondo champion pampers herself for Cancer Research UK

PUBLISHED: 16:11 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:19 27 September 2013

Lisa (centre) is treated to a manicure and pedicure by two of her taekwondo students.

Lisa (centre) is treated to a manicure and pedicure by two of her taekwondo students.


Beckenham's own taekwondo world champion, Lisa Dennis, has swapped breaking boards for painting nails to support a new Cancer Research UK campaign.

The founder of Virtue Taekwondo, a martial arts school delivering classes across Bromley, is urging other women to pamper themselves for The IN Thing - a nationwide bid to fundraise from the comfort of your own sofa.

Rallying women to invite friends over for the evening, Lisa, 39, will be hosting her own event in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

She said: “Like so many people, I have lost friends and relatives to cancer and it’s so vital the research continues.

“The IN Thing has to be the easiest way yet to raise money. What a great excuse to have the girls round and to get pampered or just have a catch up.”

Last month Lisa and her partner, Chris, attempted to break the Guinness World Record for smashing 1,000 roof tiles in the fastest time. Though Chris achieved the men’s target, Lisa failed and will now try again in November.

She added: “After my World Record attempt last month, my hands are in serious need of some TLC so this is the ideal fundraising activity for me.”

To join The IN Thing, sign up for a party pack at

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