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South East offers cash boost to Swale Boxing club at Kemsley Community Centre

24 February 2023

A community hall in Kemsley, Swale has received a £1,000 donation for the running of its amateur boxing club, thanks to South East region.

Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club received the donation from the region as part of our Community Champions initiative. The funds will enable the club to purchase vital new exercise bikes and equipment for its members.

The boxing club, which has been running for 12 years, runs solely on donations and provides a safe and inclusive environment for people of all ages and backgrounds to improve their physical and mental well-being. The club's dedication to helping members achieve healthy lifestyles and personal goals has made it a valuable asset to the local community.

South East were delighted to attend an evening training session to meet members and were joined by Chairman Mark Fin and Cllr Mike Dendor, Kent County Councillor for Sittingbourne North and Swale Borough Councillor for Kemsley.  Cllr Dendor has worked closely with Kemsley Community Hall as a trustee as well as being the treasurer and managing clerk.

Natasha Stevens, Sales Director, South East said:

“We’re delighted to award this donation. The club's commitment to helping people improve their physical and mental well-being is truly admirable and we're proud to support such a worthy cause.  With the support of Persimmon's Community Champions scheme, the club can continue to provide a safe and inclusive environment for members to develop new skills and improve their fitness.”

John Williams, Manager at Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club commented:

 “A huge thank you to Persimmon Homes for supporting us as we look to purchase new exercises bikes for our members. Our club is incredibly important for the local community and we run solely on donations, this grant will go a long way to support our members and encouraging healthy lifestyles.”

Cllr Mike Dendor, County Councillor serving Sittingbourne North added:

“I am very pleased, as a local Councillor and Trustee of Kemsley Community Centre, to have attended a presentation of a cheque from Persimmon to Swale Gloves. The donation will help Swale Gloves, who run their boxing and fitness sessions at the Centre, to continue their outstanding contribution to the local community in giving youngsters a place that they can work off their energy, gain skills, be motivated,  learn discipline, whilst also feeling safe." 

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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. 


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