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£2,580raised of £4,800 target by 22 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,800 to fund a memorial to Portsmouth boxers from the past in beautiful Victoria Park.

Location
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Category
Sports
Time left
18 days to go

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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

    a month 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

    3 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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3 months ago

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  • Andrew Fairley

    Andrew Fairley

    Feb 11, 2017

    Kind donation from Mr Tony Smith, very gratefully received!

    £50.00

  • Vic Emery

    Vic Emery

    Feb 6, 2017

    Happy to donate for this excellent cause. I hope you get to your target soon.Grandson of Harry Andrews

    £300.00

  • E Cruickshank

    E Cruickshank

    Jan 25, 2017

    I hope this helps towards your final target. In memory of my dad, Monty Brown.

    £300.00

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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