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A club is getting a kick out of its latest donation.

Construction firm Owen Pugh, based in Dudley, has donated a 62kg truck tyre to KO Kickboxing in North Shields.

Rest assured, we have big plans for the tyre, and it’ll be great for helping to build core strength and for body conditioning.

Keri Temple, KO Kickboxing

The club, which provides classes by renowned kickboxer Keri Temple, has around 20 members with ages ranging from six to 60.

The donated tyre will help with a range of exercises and training.

Robin Armstrong, group logistics director at Owen Pugh, said: “When we were approached by KO Kickboxing we were more than happy to donate one of our truck tyres.

“The club has done some really incredible work over the years and has made such a difference.

“Learning about the journeys some of the club members have been on has been truly inspiring; and at Owen Pugh that’s something we’re extremely proud to support. I only hope the tyre can withstand the training regime.”

Recently, a female club member achieved a black belt in kickboxing after only five years of training at the fantastic age of 53.

But it was one of the clubs 15 year old stars, Charlotte Thompson, who initially suggested approaching Owen Pugh for the donation.

Keri said: “We are really grateful to Owen Pugh for this donation, especially as we’re self-funded and rely on fundraising and external donations of this kind.

“Rest assured, we have big plans for the tyre, and it’ll be great for helping to build core strength and for body conditioning.

“The tyre will make a big difference to our training regimes and will help us as we prepare for some of our upcoming competitions.”

To find out more about the Owen Pugh Group visit www.owenpugh.com.

For further information about KO Kickboxing visit www.nssob.co.uk/ko-kickboxing