A MARTIAL arts expert is set to smash a new world record to break 40 roof tiles in just two seconds.
Eammon Timmons, 50, a teacher at the ET Martial Arts Academy, Barnsley Road, Moorthorpe, has taken on the challenge to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after reading about 18-month-old Kian Curtis Morrell in the Express earlier this month.
Little Kian was diagnosed with the condition when he was just six weeks old. Cystic fibrosis causes the body to produce thick secretions that affect the lungs and digestive tract.
Symptoms include a troublesome cough, repeated chest infections, prolonged diarrhoea and poor weight gain.
Mr Timmons said he wanted to do all he could to raise cash for the charity to help those suffering, like Kian.
He said: “I just think it’s a great charity and want to do my bit to help.”
There will be officials from the Guinness Book of Records there to witness the attempt.
Mr Timmons previously set the record for 100 tiles smashed in 5.6 seconds four years ago, raising money for Cancer Research UK.
He has trained in martial arts since he was seven, and said: “I will definitely be giving it my best shot and hope to raise £1,000 for the charity.”
It takes place at Church House, Barnsley Road, South Kirkby on Sunday, April 8, from 2pm.
There will be a bouncy castle, children’s activities as well as martial arts performances.
It was arranged by Kian’s grandfather, David Curtis.
To donate, or for more information contact Mr Timmons on 07768 848388.