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Launchpad veterans train with Taekwon-Do champions

Two former world and European Taekwon-Do champions dropped-in to a local Liverpool sports centre this month to put on a masterclass for veterans ahead of the European Championships taking place in the city.

Master Alan Clark, England’s International Taekwon-Do Federation Head Coach, was joined by Hwang Su-il, Japanese multiple gold-medal winning world champion and ITF Technical and Education Committee member, in providing expert tuition to residents of Launchpad’s Speke House in the south of the city at the nearby Austin Rawlinson Sports Centre.

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Relaunch for Launchpad

This week, award winning veterans’ charity AF&V Launchpad rebrands as Launchpad and introduces a new logo to reflect the organisation’s mission and goals.

The new logo has a combination of the Union Flag, shaped as a triangle above the word ‘Launchpad’ to signify a roof – representing the security that the charity provides. Coloured lines extend below the ‘house’ to denote the different services. It is hoped that the shorter name and simpler, more striking logo will make the charity more recognisable.

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AF&V Launchpad founders recognised for award by Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May has recognised David Shaw CBE and Ken McMillan MBE with the Points of Light awards for setting up AF&V Launchpad, an organisation working with former service-people to make a successful transition back into civilian life.

In 2013 they created ‘AF&V Launchpad’ with co-founder Nick Tubbs, to help veterans struggling to make the transition to civilian life to find a home and gain the skills necessary to find a good job.

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