delivered fitness classes to >3,000 clients;
provided part-time employment to 20 trainers;
sourced contractor work and provided mentoring to partner charity participants;
raised >£360k in donations, staged fundraising events, and sourced free fitness equipment for partner organisations;
acted as Cupid by enabling at least two married couples to meet via our boxing fitness sessions and social events!
... and we are thankful to all our community for their energy and support in helping to make this happen.
Since inception, the organisation has variously:
Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) is a non-profit making, charitable club, run by volunteers and supported by donations, grants and member subscriptions. The overarching aim of the Fitzroy Lodge ABC is to offer a safe environment for competitive boxers to train and compete in the sport of amateur boxing, by teaching boxing skills engendering discipline, respect, honour, self-control and a healthy lifestyle. The "Lodge" has existed since 1908 and has a strong history of producing some of the country's most successful boxers (e.g. Cornelius "Boza" Edwards, Neville Cole and most recently David Haye).
Carney's Community is a charity set up by Fitzroy Lodge Trustee, George Turner, and Head Coach, Mark Reigate. It aims to reduce offending, re-offending and anti-social behaviour, whilst improving social mobility and community cohesion. They achieve this by engaging a variety of young people, but with a focus on the most disadvantaged and excluded, in boxing fitness sessions, whilst offering intensive, one-to-one mentoring and then the opportunity for them to qualify as sports coaches and/ or personal trainers. They believe that by empowering young people through mentoring, participation, focusing on their strengths and learning from each other, they can improve not only their opportunities, but also those of their local communities.