Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund a new boxing club in Hinckley, under the name "The Christian Hobbs Gym".
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On Boxing Day 2017 I lost my best friend Christian Hobbs to heart failure. Christian was always incredibly honest and loyal and had an infectious sense of humour. A keen boxer, Christian would train twice a week at The Heart Of England Community Boxing Club near to his school, Rugby.
This club played a vital part in Christian's life, and when it was forced to move premises earlier this year, a new home needed to be found in order to continue the fantastic work that had shaped both the local community and indeed Christian's life.
Thanks to a substantial sum of £200,000 won in the 'Persimmons Homes' grant competition, as a result of kind contributions from friends, family and the national boxing community, the club has found a temporary home in a disused textiles factory in Hinckley/Burbage.
The aspiration of this club however is to build a new gym that is not only the best in the town, or in the Midlands, but the best in the country. A new 'centre of excellence' named 'The Christian Hobbs Gym'. A place that will continue to help the local and wider communities, helping children to keep fit, stay out of trouble and learn important life lessons through the power of sport.This club meant so much to Christian and it is important to me to give back to a place that took him in and taught him so much, about a sport he truly loved.
So to raise money for the club I will be doing a 2-week challenge, along with my mother, Jane. We will be cycling 200km around Lake Geneva in France/Switzerland and then completing a series of mountain climbs in the 'Chablis Massif' region of the French Alps, ascending over 2500m. We would be extremely grateful for any donations to support this wonderful club and the work it is doing for not only UK boxing but also the community.
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Mar 30, 2019
Wishing you best of luck. Well done for raising funds for Christian’s boxing gym. Soohie Johnny Jack Issy max and Lara
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To the most amazing two people I have the pleasure of knowing xx
Aug 28, 2018
Good luck will, very proud xxx
Aug 25, 2018
Great effort Knighty and for such a good cause x
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