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Midlands team helps Northampton boxing gym secure knock-out new premises

14 March 2023

A boxing gym in Northampton has received a cash boost to upgrade its training premises, thanks to our Midlands team.

Team Shoe-Box received a £1,000 donation as part of our Community Champions initiative. The funds will be used to secure larger premises for the gym after seeing their membership soar in the past year.

The group is passionate about the benefits of boxing – taking the sport into a number of local secondary schools, running holiday camps for children and delivering year-long outreach project, in partnership with Maverick Stars Trust. Team Shoe-Box’s growth means they need more space - allowing more people get to experience the physical, mental and social benefits of boxing.

Shelly Conway at Team Shoe-Box, said: “We’re absolutely delighted by this kind donation from Persimmon Homes. Our goal has always been to promote the benefits of boxing within the community – and as we continue on our journey, we’re needing to upsize our premises.

 “The money that Persimmon has kindly gifted us has gone towards the £20,000 we required in order to give us the space we need to accommodate our growing membership. We’re delighted to have hit our target and can’t wait to move into the new Team Shoe-Box HQ.”

Claire Dearsley, Sales Director of Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “What we do is about much more than just building homes, it’s about leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities that we build in. We’re always delighted to lend a hand to sports groups to boost their ongoing initiatives or contribute to causes that mean a lot to them.”

“It’s great to see Team Shoe-Box put the donation to good use and we look forward to hearing how the group enjoy their new premises!”

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At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

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