Clayton Amateur Boxing Club has been awarded £4000 to support the great work they do with the youth of Clayton. The money which was raised at the Mayoral Ball was presented to the club by the Mayor of Hyndburn, Cllr June Harrison.
Volunteer John Brindle, who is head coach and match maker at Clayton Amateur Boxing Club said:
“We’re very pleased and grateful for this money from the Mayor. We’re moving into new premises in the near future and the money will go towards refurbishing the equipment there.”
Clayton Amateur Boxing Club is a very deserving recipient. It’s a not for profit organisation run by volunteers who care deeply about the young people in the area.
Mr Brindle highlights that:
“Discipline is paramount in Boxing and it can cure a multitude of ills, like obesity, behavioural problems, and mental health issues.”
The money comes at a great time for the club. They have been fund raising for several years to move into upgraded facilities. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved, and a further £50,000 from Sports England, they’ve achieved that goal and the club will soon be moving to the Civic Hall in Clayton. These latest funds will go towards refurbishing their new home and purchasing new equipment.
Mayor of Hyndburn, Cllr June Harrison commented:
“Organisations like Clayton Amateur Boxing Club perform a vital role in our community by giving young people an alternative way to spend their evenings. This boxing club and its heroic volunteers like John Brindle are extremely positive role models.”
Clayton Amateur Boxing Club operates an open-door policy. Mr Brindle commented:
“Everyone is welcome. It doesn’t matter who you are, male or female, there’s no age limit, we don’t care what your religion is or where you come from”.
Clayton Amateur Boxing Club operates activities and training sessions every weekday evening, see their website for details of how to get involved www.claytonamateurboxingclub.co.uk