SALTCOATS KARATE star Aria Pascual was boosted last month by a generous donation from Cunningham Housing Association (CHA) ahead of her appearance at the Senior European Championships this month.

Aria has currently been putting in 10-12 hours of training a week as part of her preparations, juggling this with part time work and full time education at the University of Stirling.

She will travel to Turkey this month to take part Senior European Championships.

John Kelly, chairperson of CHA commented: “The association are delighted to further support Aria with her achievement in being selected as Scotland’s only senior Kata athlete at the EFK Senior European Championships in Turkey in May and we wish her the best of luck.”