Redrow sponsorship helps Moston boxing club pack a punch

Children at a Moston boxing club will soon be able to enjoy new kit and equipment thanks to a knockout deal with Redrow.

The housebuilder has donated £1,500 which will help the club go the distance when it gets its new gloves, punchbags, headguards and a new ring canvas for the next season.

The Moston and Collyhurst Lads Club has played a part in the community for nearly 100 years and currently caters for both male and female boxers from ages eight up to 50.

Former amateur and professional boxer Thomas Mcdonagh now runs the club after boxing there since he was eight years old. “We’ve had several amateur champions learn the ropes here,” he said. “We’ve even had an Olympic bronze medallist Robin Reid train here. The funds from Redrow are much appreciated as we can start the next season afresh with new kit and equipment and hopefully attract new members.

“Children come here for a variety of reasons, it may be because they’re being bullied or because they’re keen to get fit; but whatever their motive, the club can help them. We also coach in local schools so the money will go a really long way in the area.”

Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), added: “We’re delighted to support the boxing club and in turn, the wider community. Redrow doesn’t duck and dive when it comes to helping the communities in which we build and that’s certainly true of our Moston developments. We know that the money we’ve given to the club will be put to good use and we hope it helps to generate some more future champions.”

Redrow’s provision of up to 400 new homes in Moston and Harpurhey, on sites previously cleared of housing, was named ‘Residential Scheme of the Year’ at the recent Insider North West Property Awards.

The project is continuing to pull the punches with a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes currently available at Hanson Gardens and Woodville Gardens. Government-backed Help to Buy equity loans mean purchasers should only need a 5% deposit and can look forward to lower than expected monthly mortgage payments.

For example, a two-bedroom ‘Rydal’ style home at £106,995 can be bought for an initial outlay of only £85,596 using Help to Buy. The balance is covered by a 20% equity loan which is interest free for five years.

Inspired by the architecture of the Arts and Crafts era, the properties look very traditional from the outside. Inside, however, they are bright and modern with well equipped kitchens, stylish bathrooms and a host of energy efficient measures so that buyers should also save on their fuel bills.

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Currently celebrating its 40th year, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and four consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Redrow also collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 and 2013 What House? Awards; the award for best marketing initiative at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: