Boxing among sports united for Thank You Day
June 10, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing members are being invited to join the rest of the nation on Sunday 4th July to say thank you to the army of grass roots volunteers who have helped keep us going during the difficult months of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
National Thank You Day is being backed by a host of sports governing bodies and elite competitions, with boxing, football, rugby, cricket, tennis and netball among them.
Joining them in expressing gratitude will be a number of well-known sports celebrities, including Harry Kane, Gary Lineker, Eddie Jones, to name but a few.
There will also be organisations from other walks of life who wish to express their gratitude who will be getting involved.
There are two main ways you can join in:
- Record your message of thanks and post on social media, tagging England Boxing’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clubs can celebrate the day by organising events, from picnics to BBQs, street parties to park runs.
Ideas and information can be found by visiting: https://thankyouday.org.uk/
As a squad we have a big summer ahead, but before we kick off we wanted to be part of saying thank you to everyone who has got us through the past 18 months,” said England and Tottenham Hotspur captain Kane.
“We all have people to be grateful for and the national ‘Thank You Day’ is a moment we’re proud to be a part of. Whoever you’re thanking, join your neighbours and communities and say thank you together.”
England Rugby Union head coach Eddie Jones added: “At England Rugby we are very happy to mark Thank You Day and recognise the exceptional work done at grass roots level across the country, in rugby and in all sports.
“We know it has been a tough time for everyone and sport has a special way of lifting and uniting people. To those who have dedicated their time to keeping grass roots sport going, giving people an outlet and something to look forward to, thank you.”
Supercharging local charities
Meanwhile, Virgin Media O2 has launched a £500,000 fund to supercharge hundreds of local charities across the UK as the nation emerges from the pandemic.
The Together Fund is a nationwide initiative designed to specifically support local charities that champion and celebrate community spirit, belonging and togetherness across the UK.
Grants of £1,000 are available for environmental and community belonging projects, inspiring people across the UK to get together and create positive change for the causes they care most on the day.
Find out more by clicking here.