THE newest Europlas loveLIFE champion has spoken about her achievement.
Helen Cox is the voluntary secretary at Paignton's Torbay Karate Club which nominated her for her outstanding efforts in spreading the word about Shotokan karate as a way of developing a healthy mind and body and to encourage new participants.
Helen, from Harbertonford, who also runs a company which designs individual wildlife holidays, said: "It's an unexpected honour. It's easy to put energy into things I really believe are worthwhile and am just pleased to be able to make a positive difference.
"Thanks to the Herald Express, Europlas and to Torbay Karate Club's amazing instructors Sensei Bob Davies and Sensei Ray Alsop for their dedication, professionalism and for giving their time so freely for the benefit of students.
"I hope the loveLIFE campaign continues to inspire new participants into activities which they will enjoy and benefit from for life."
Torbay Karate Club offers the first class free of charge and class fees are low £2 to £3 per child under 16 years and £3 to £4 per adult.
Classes are at St Andrews Church Hall, Sands Road, Paignton, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm.
More information can be found on the website www.torbaykarateclub.co.uk or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01803 553035.