The club – which earlier this month scooped 18 medals at the PUMA World Tae Kwondo championships – has been presented with a cheque by Lovell to support its preparations for next year's world championships. The money will help pay for students' competition entry fees and new uniforms.
The donation follows Lovell's successful completion of 21 new homes for affordable rent for Knowsley Housing Trust in Penmann Crescent and Jubilee Close in Halewood in 2013.
Stef Davies, who runs the club with husband Chris, says: "We're extremely grateful for this generous donation. We will now be working towards next year's world championships and aim to cover everyone's entry fees again, if we can, to prevent talented members missing out on the chance of competing. We were able to pay entry costs this year and enabled some of our members to take part who would otherwise have found it difficult financially. We would also like everyone to have a smart new team uniform to compete in at next year's event so the support from Lovell will also help fund this." The club is based at Halewood Academy.
Lovell area manager Mike Turner says: "We aim to support local community organisations wherever we work as part of our Lovell Legacy commitment to providing benefits for the wider community. The success of the Halewood Tae Kwon-Do club and its members is an inspiration and it's great to help them out. We wish the students the best of luck this year and with their preparations for next year's world championships."
Steve Heverin, group director of products and services at KHT, says: "We are committed to generating social value through all of our developments by working with partners who have a social purpose and will positively contribute to our social responsibility aims. We are delighted that through the donation from Lovell the already successful Tae Kwon-Do club can continue to strive, benefiting the wider Halewood community."