Over the next three years, we are supporting four boxing gyms in our local areas and spread across the country.
Local boxing gyms have made big differences in both the communities they operate in, but also to the youngsters that attend them. Support of these clubs has been sporadic historically and they struggle to get funding. Despite the struggle for funds, they have managed to turn out youngsters who have excelled all the way to Olympic level, such as Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams.
We have previously contributed in a small way in helping these clubs by supporting, mentoring and working with young people that use boxing gyms and we also know that many of our own people support their local boxing gyms and have first-hand experience of the benefits that they give to young people—whether this is through health and fitness, discipline and moral focus or to make new friends and be part of the local community.
Westside is one of three boxing gyms we support across the country. Discover the direct impact our backing has had on the gym and the local community.
Kings is one of three boxing gyms we support across the country. Discover the direct impact our backing has had on the gym and the local community, and how we've helped create a legacy for our friend Marcus.
By supporting local boxing gyms, we can create, manage and deliver community investment activities that contributes directly to society and to our long term goal, which is to enhance the life chances of 3,500 young people by 2020.