Sonja Miller

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Fundraising for Carney's Community
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Carney's Community

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We support disadvantaged young people to reduce offending & improve opportunities


I’ll be 'attempting' to climb Kilimanjaro at the end of this month. This is going to be a massive challenge for me considering I've never done anything like it before, and I hate being cold!

I'm helping to raise money for two incredible local charities: 

- Carney's Community and Fitzroy Lodge. Unfortunately, both charities receive very little in the way of funding and rely solely on donations to keep them going. 

Carney's Community is a charity that helps to engage disadvantaged young people between the ages of 11-30 through boxing, mentoring, key work and youth work, allowing them to tackle the barriers they face by building self-esteem, developing confidence, and improving fitness.

Fitzroy Lodge is one of the oldest amateur boxing clubs in the world, having been founded in 1908 and it has been in its current location under the railway arches in Lambeth since 1946. It has produced many world champions over the years, the most recent of which being David Haye.
The gyms also help people from all sections of society as this quote from Mark Reigate, Head Coach at Fitzroy Lodge and Co-founder of Carney’s Community illustrates:

“Boxing gyms attract all sorts of people. From those high up in society to people less so. From Policeman to ex-offenders. When you walk through those boxing doors to train everyone is the same, all equal. You learn to respect all different walks of life and from all different backgrounds. You can be straight, gay, disabled, from an ethnic minority, it doesn’t matter, which is why these boxing clubs are a huge part of the community. Teaching young people, the meaning of life and most importantly its core values.”

This short video will give you a great indication of the amazing work they do - 

Many thanks for your generosity. 

About the charity

Carney's Community

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Carney’s Community aims to reduce offending, re-offending and anti-social behaviour, whilst improving social mobility and community cohesion. We achieve this by engaging a range of young people, in positive and constructive activities, whilst offering intensive, one to one mentoring.

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