VIDEO: #KOCOVID19 campaign song ‘to raise a smile’
May 13, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
RAF Boxing’s registrar Eamon Geraghty has written and recorded a tongue-in-cheek boxing-related song in support of England Boxing’s #KOCOVID19.
Using The Pogues music from Sally Maclennane, he has adapted the lyrics to inspire and encourage those currently being kept out of the gyms because of the Coronavirus lockdown.
England Boxing has then taken the song and put it on a video – with the imagery provided by members training hard in isolation or with members of their family.
“You see so many youngsters working hard to stay fit and sharp on social media, even though it’s hard to train and they are having to find alternative ways to do it.
“Hopefully this helps to raise a smile and prompts one or people to put their hands in their pockets to support them, if they can.”
Boxers featured in the video are from a number of clubs, including, The Bar, Belvedere, Wimborne, Sharpstyle, Redcar, Timperley, Rotunda, Rusthall, Haringey, Priory Park and Kent Gloves, among others.
The #KOCOVID19 campaign has so far raised almost £125,000 for more than 135 clubs across the country who are feeling the pinch because of gym closures and a resulting lack of income.
Each has set up their own fundraising page and promoted their cause across their own social media, supported by England Boxing.
You can donate and find out more about the campaign here: https://www.englandboxing.org/clubs/kocovid19/