Finsbury Park boxing club helps keep homeless young people off the streets

A boxing club that helps homeless young people stay off the streets staged a gala fundraiser on Friday.

Caris Boxing Club, which is based in Tollington Park Road, Finsbury Park, held the event at the Gunners pub in Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park.

The crowd was treated to sparring displays by world and British champion boxers, as well as the club’s own young contenders.

And club founder Sam Hadfield said a secret donor had given them �1,200 to take the youngsters on a narrowboat trip next summer.

He said: “Everything was terrific – it was a full house and we raised enough money for a new boxing ring for the club. But that donation was amazing, it means so much.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus