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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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    • Julie Richardson

      Julie Richardson

      Aug 19, 2018

      Good luck guys, proud of you xx


    • Anonymous


      Aug 13, 2018

      wonderful - he would be very proud.


    • Lucy Adams

      Lucy Adams

      Aug 13, 2018

      Keep going Will and Jane ! Amazing cause and really proud of you . Luce and Georgie Xx


    • Jan Broughton Lloyd

      Jan Broughton Lloyd

      Aug 12, 2018

      Wow - you go Will & Jane!! What an amazing challenge and achievement. ‘Family Lloyd’ is right behind you. Good luck, and hope to see you both soon. Xxxx


    • Dot Clowes

      Dot Clowes

      Aug 12, 2018

      What an adventure and great memories stored up ... great cause and hope your butt recovers 😂


    • Davies’


      Aug 12, 2018

      Good luck mate! x


    • Lorraine Coleman

      Lorraine Coleman

      Aug 11, 2018

      Best of lucks guys! smash it!⛰⛰⛰


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