Face2Face Estate Agents has announced a new sponsorship with Todmorden Taekwondo club TSX International.
The business has invested £2,000 in new equipment for the club run by former British Taekwondo champion Keith Raistrick.
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Hundreds of new punch pads and kick shields are now being put to good use by the 200-plus students that come through the club doors every week.
The sponsorship is a first for Face2Face Estate Agents – which has a branch in Todmorden - and came about as a result of managing director Jonathan Swire’s long-standing relationship with the club.
He said: “This club brings countless benefits in terms of fitness, self-defence and a sense of belonging.
“My personal involvement began when my own children became students of this ancient martial art around 16 years ago and when the opportunity to help Keith arose, I jumped at it.
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“It’s great to see young and old using the new equipment to perfect their moves and we hope our sponsorship will be having a positive impact for many years to come.”
Keith said: “Students are now able to practise their moves and all the new bits of kit are essential teaching aids.
“I’ve known Jonathan and his family for a long time and we’re really delighted that Face2Face Estate Agents has decided to support our family-owned and orientated club in this way.
“We’re already getting great feedback from the students about the new equipment – and I genuinely hope that we’ll now have a few more British champions in the making.”