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£4,690raised of £4,800 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,690 to fund a memorial to Portsmouth boxers from the past in beautiful Victoria Park.

    Location
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Category
    Sports
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 18th March 2017

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    Our island-city has a long and proud history of producing excellent fighting men, a tradition that continues to this day. These boxers drew the crowds in their thousands and are remembered with great fondness and pride to this day.

    Portsmouth City Council have provisionally agreed to allow a permanent memorial to Portsmouth's boxing history in Victoria Park, and we intend to create a beautiful monument in celebration of boxers such as Harry Andrews, Matty George, Arthur 'Kid' Connor, Len Lemaux, Billy Streets, Stoker Bob Reynolds, Steve Goldring, Harry Vine, Monty Brown and Johnny Smith.

    A simple but ornate memorial, it will include delicately inlaid photos of the boxers named above, and the Portsmouth crest and motto 'Heaven's Light our Guide'.

    The memorial will be the 66th listed monument in Portsmouth and it will mean our boxers are celebrated in perpetuity. The funds as you would expect have to be raised among ourselves, and any contribution you can kindly make to help make this memorial a reality will be very gratefully received. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of the memorial not going ahead all donations will be fully refunded.

    We can't do it without the help of those who also remember our boxing heroes with pride.

    Many thanks,

    Andrew

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    • Andrew Fairley

      Andrew Fairley

      6 months ago

      Andrew Fairley

      Thanks to everyone who's donated so far, you've all been very generous especially seeing as it's been Christmas, an expensive time for everyone. Boxing News magazine have given the memorial some coverage in this week's issue, so do Facebook this around to all you know. We've some way to go yet so any awareness you can raise regarding our fundraising will be welcome. All the best, Andrew

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    • Andrew Fairley

      Andrew Fairley

      7 months ago

      Andrew Fairley

      Hi Cherri Jay We're going to be actively collecting until about March I think! Many thanks for your interest, and also to those who have so generously donated already. To be almost a quarter of the way to the funds we need is fantastic. Many thanks again!

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    8 months ago

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    43

    • Gary Cruickshank

      Gary Cruickshank

      Mar 18, 2017

      In memory of my Grandfather Monty Brown, a former Lonsdale Belt Winner.

      £30.00

    • Lauren George

      Lauren George

      Mar 17, 2017

      Big thank you to Andy, be proud to see my grandad on this ,all the best

      £30.00

    • Lauren George

      Lauren George

      Mar 17, 2017

      On behalf of Tommy George,thank you Andy for all you have done much appreciated, will look farward to seeing thix

      £100.00

    • sarah smith

      sarah smith

      Mar 17, 2017

      The appreciation to you Andrew goes beyond words.To all the boxers who stood alone in the ring can now stand rememberd forever.XJohnny Smith X A wonderful man.

      £473.00

    • sarah smith

      sarah smith

      Mar 16, 2017

      Donation from Cherri Smith and here is her message:Thank you to everyone in work (Dockyard) who donated. You all knew how much my Grandad Pops (Johnny Smith) meant to me. It's really appreciated x

      £107.00

    • Jason Lepre

      Jason Lepre

      Mar 15, 2017

      £30.00

    • Toni George

      Toni George

      Mar 11, 2017

      A pleasure to support my father and all the local boxers good on you for doing it thinking of the old boys

      £100.00

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    Andrew Fairley

    Andrew Fairley

    Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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