Team GB Taekwondo para athlete and world champion Amy Truesdale is the latest sports star to become an official ambassador of veterans’ care home Broughton House.
Amy, who is ranked number one in the world and is training full-time in Manchester for next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo, is from a military family.
Her late grandfather Samuel, her father Eddie, uncles and cousins all served in the British Army or are currently serving.
The 30-year-old, who is from Chester, follows Sale Sharks hooker Curtis Langdon in becoming an ambassador for the Salford care home, which is being transformed into a Veteran Care Village in a £14m redevelopment.
Once completed, the two-acre site will feature a 64-bedroom care home, up to 30 independent living apartments, a military support hub, a memorial park and landscaped gardens with a bowling green and bandstand.
Broughton House ambassadors promote the home to increase awareness and attract new supporters, and attend or host events organised by the charity.
Amy, who is training at the National Taekwondo Centre in Newton Heath, Manchester, said:
“Broughton House provides fantastic support and care for ex-servicemen and women.
“Due to my family connections with the armed forces, it’s a charity that is very close to my heart and I’m so pleased to become an ambassador for it.
“I’m aiming to help raise funds and promote Broughton House as it enters a new era as a Veteran Care Village.”
Chris Lindsay, chief executive of Broughton House, said: “We’re delighted to announce Amy as our newest ambassador.
“She comes from a military family and truly understands the veteran world and the care and support required.
“Over the next couple of years, as we transition to becoming a Veteran Care Village, Amy will be supporting us and we will be thrilled to have her on board to raise awareness of Broughton House.
“We wish her the best of luck on her journey to next year’s Paralympic Games.”
For more information on this story, contact Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 740 2737 or 07368 266823.
For more information on Broughton House, visit www.broughtonhouse.com