Weʼre raising £2,000 to cover our ongoing costs & to reopen New Saints Boxing Club
- St Neots, Cambridgeshire
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During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.
As one of the 950+ amateur boxing clubs in England who are run entirely by voluntary coaches, we give up 5 nights every single week to run New Saints Boxing Club as well as taking our competing boxers all over the country. We do this for the benefit of our local community, and our gym is a sanctuary for many people in St Neots and the surrounding area, not just for keeping fit or competing as a boxer but for their mental & emotional well-being, the social interaction with new people, and the values that boxing brings to all ages and backgrounds.
We've managed to keep the club going over the last 5 years mostly through the class fees, by hosting boxing shows and local companies willing to sponsor us. And we've worked hard to get funding where we can to replace and provide more equipment to make the gym what it is today.
There is such a huge level of uncertainty around the impact that COVID-19 will have on our Boxing Club in the longer term, with currently no indication on how long we will be closed, and like so many throughout the country we are likely to still need to cover our on-going costs throughout the coming months, but with no income. That is why we are backing England Boxing's “KO COVID-19” campaign, appealing to members of our local community, those that train with us and local businesses to donate whatever they can to their local boxing club. We know times are hard for everyone but even your weekly class fee would help.
We worked so hard to get this club off the ground back in 2015 help us to reopen the doors in 2020. Thank you
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- 2 months ago
Joanna Bullus-Pell2 months ago
Wow! What a start to our campaign, 23% of our target raised in just under a week!! Thank you so much to all donors so far. Every penny donated will go towards re-opening the gym and to help with training fees for those members whose families have struggled financially during the Covid-19 crisis. We can't wait to see you all again.......
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Apr 22, 2020
This club and its coaches are the pride of St. Neots, absolutely itching to get back
Apr 19, 2020
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Apr 13, 2020
Good luck hope you get all the money you need.
Terry and Molly
Apr 11, 2020
everyone stay safe, looking forward to getting back to the gym
Susan & Emre
Apr 10, 2020
Hope to see you soon! Stay safe...
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St Neots, Cambridgeshire
New Saints was founded in 2015 by my husband Kev & I. Offering the community a chance to share in the values of Wellbeing, Discipline & Respect through boxing. The benefits of being active, respect for yourself & others, social responsibility and something you can be proud of