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Boxers and their clubs encouraged to support SportsAid Week 2019 this September

April 18, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny


Boxers and their clubs are being encouraged to help make a real difference to the future of British sport by supporting SportsAid Week 2019 this September.

The week of fun and fundraising is open to everyone as Olympians, Paralympians, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), schools, universities, commercial organisations and individual supporters come together to give their backing to the next generation of talented young athletes.

SportsAid Week 2019 is taking place from 23rd to 29th September, and you can click on the link here to request a free fundraising pack.

Fundraising is a key income stream for the SportsAid charity and this initiative has generated close to £150,000 since 2016.

It is being supported by five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE and Laura Wright, the UK’s leading classical artist, who both return as ambassadors for the fourth consecutive year, alongside six new additions.

British athletics stars Laviai and Lina Nielsen, and professional boxer Viddal Riley, who is signed to Mayweather Boxing, have all benefited from SportsAid support in recent years and add their support.

TV presenters Gabby Logan, who represented Wales in rhythmic gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games, and Ade Adepitan MBE, a Paralympic bronze medallist, are previous SportsAid recipients and are giving their backing too.

World record holder Susannah Gill ran seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to raise over £19,000 for SportsAid earlier this year.

She will be leading the charge as the #MyMiles Challenge returns and calls on SportsAid supporters to keep the country’s brightest sporting prospects company as they train and compete throughout September.

SportsAid helps over 1,000 athletes across more than 60 sports each year, the majority aged 12 to 18, by providing them with an average award of £1,000.

All the money raised assists athletes with training and competition costs, including equipment, accommodation and transport, during the critical early stages of their careers.

It really is up to you as to how you show your support – whether it’s on your own or with friends, family or colleagues. You can decide the size of the event you wish to put on, no matter how big or small. Here are a few ideas.

• The #MyMiles Challenge

• Bake sales

• Healthy eating challenges

• Sports quizzes

• Athlete demonstrations

• Fancy dress days

• Bucket collections

• Prize draws and raffles

For more details on the #MyMiles Challenge and SportsAid Week, click here.