In November last year, Little Lives UK agreed to help Feltham Community Boxing Club, by offering a donation that would see us pay a year’s rent for them. We are pleased to announce that for a second year, we are going to continue supporting the club, particularly given the challenging times many organisations are facing. We want to guarantee that Chris and his amazing team can continue to run weekly sessions for many local young people in the Feltham Community. As a result of Covid-19, the number of attendees had to be reduced, but we hope our funding will help Chris and his team to gain new equipment that will help with social distancing in order for the club to continue operating.
Little Lives UK initially funded Feltham Community Boxing Club to inspire more children in the community to stay out of trouble and learn more about the sport through Chris and his team. Ensuring that the club can continue throughout Covid-19 with socially distanced sessions was something we as a charity were very eager to guarantee. Young people in the Feltham community can really benefit from attending their sessions every Friday evening. Not only do they benefit physically, but mentally too. Chris mentioned that parents have approached him saying their children have gained more confidence, leading them to being better behaved and as a result were doing better in school. We believe Feltham Community Boxing Club exemplifies the power of sport in teaching young people lessons that go further than the sport itself.
To aid families in our area we have recently worked with Hestia. A great charity which provides support for those experiencing domestic abuse, modern slavery and mental health needs. Hestia is one of the largest providers for victims of domestic abuse refugees in London and the South East. They are also the main organisation supporting victims of modern slavery in the capital.
Little Lives UK are delighted to be supporting Feltham Community Boxing Club for a second year. After visiting in November 2019 and funding the club for a year, the team went back in October this year to see how the club was coping in these uncertain times.