Martial arts pupils look the part thanks to donation

The young people who attend the Taekwondo sessions together with Jack Parkin, Taekwondo instructor, and Suzanne Crawley of St Leger Homes.
The young people who attend the Taekwondo sessions together with Jack Parkin, Taekwondo instructor, and Suzanne Crawley of St Leger Homes.
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STAINFORTH youngsters look the part after their school Taekwondo club received a £700 boost.

Long Toft Primary School, on Church Road, has around 20 youngsters attending the club but they didn’t have the right gear to wear. So St Leger Homes stepped in to help the school buy Taekwondo suits and hoodies for their training.

The remainder of the money will pay for exams and sports equipment.

The money is from St Leger Homes’ Positive Activities fund, which is invested into activities for young people living on or near the estates the company manages to keep them fit, healthy and active.

Violet Head, senior midday supervisor, who helps with the after-school clubs, said: “When we gave the pupils the Taekwondo suits their faces lit up, it was like Christmas for them. They were so excited.”

Suzanne Crawley, a St Leger Homes’ estates officer, said: “This is a great after school club where the young people are kept busy, and the exercise will keep them fit.”