On the 8th of February, ‘Holmes Chapel Boxing Club’ hosted the first boxing event of its kind in Holmes Chapel, the day, held at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, saw over 200 people come through its doors to support the young people taking part in the event. Multiple bouts took place on the day, with many Holmes Chapel residents taking the win in their debutant fight.
Holmes Chapel Boxing Club was recently awarded a grant from the Everybody Foundation, which allowed them to improve training facilities for their boxers. The club was created to provide a positive alternative to anti social behaviour following reports of organised fights taking place after school. They aim to create a safe, high quality environment for everyone – with everybody welcome.
Supporting causes like the Holmes Chapel Boxing Club is what the Everybody Foundation aims to do. Speaking on the event, Kerry Shea, Director at Everybody Sport and Recreation said, “We are delighted to have supported the boxing club in their first event, held at our facility, which was so successful. They are doing this work to support the community, and this event did not disappoint. A massive well done to all of the people involved.”
All of the coaches at Holmes Chapel Boxing Club work voluntarily and have full time jobs. They are all so proud of the achievements of their members. The club is set to grow even more, with attendance numbers increasing every week – encouraging more and more young people to look into boxing for not only exercise and fun but for mental health support.
The Everybody Foundation is a charity (Registered charity No. 1174873) that raises funds to support individuals and groups to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.The Everybody Foundation can support community projects like the Holmes Chapel Boxing Club with help from fundraisers, other grant recipients include local althletes, support charities, nurseries and pre-schools and more. Find out how you can fundraise and make a difference to the community here https://everybody.org.uk/about/everybody-foundation/
Find out what The Holmes Chapel Boxing Club are getting up to and find out when you can attend a session here https://boxingchapel.co.uk/
Notes to Editor
Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.
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