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Friday, 07 September 2012 (3030325)
Boxers on the run to raise club funds
by Henry James


MEMBERS from The Birch Green Amateur Boxing Club recently went on a 12.5 mile sponsored run from Southport back to the club's headquarters in Skelmersdale to raise funds for the club.

More than 20 people were involved in the event on Saturday, September 1 and their ages ranged from 12 to the over 60s.

Organisers are hoping the run raised £1,000.

Bobby Givnan, secretary of Birch Green Amateur Boxing Club said: “We regularly have to raise funds for the upkeep of the club and to buy the necessary equipment we need. ”The run from Southport was planned a couple of months ago and all the lads were enthusiastic about it.

“There is a great spirit in the club and everyone taking part in this sponsored event gave their all, from the juniors to seniors.”

Tom Jones came off a night shift and he was first back to the club in one hour and 20 minutes.

Bobby Givnan added: “We hear a lot of negative things about young people, but everyone involved in organizing the club would like to say that all the lads in our club, juniors and seniors are a credit not only to the club, but a credit to themselves, their families and Skelmersdale.

”We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us for this run, and a big thank you to Ashley Travel for supplying us with the minibus, which made it easy for us to get everyone to the start in Southport.

“If any experienced boxing coaches or experienced boxers would like to coach at our club we would like to hear from you. For more information call Colin on 07743459163.”






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