boxers are 'pleased as punch' with grant donation
of a Highbridge boxing club received a knockout donation of £1,500
from the town's Mayor on Saturday evening (September 4th).
Mayor and Mayoress Michael and Maria Clarke attended King
Alfred Boxing Club's annual presentation night at the Crossways
Inn in West Huntspill where the cheque, from Somerset's Community
Foundation, was formally handed over.
club's leaders, Andy Churches and Roger Cross, said the money
had come as a very welcome boost.
"The funding is being put straight to good use by helping
us buy new boxing equipment and help modernise our facilities,"
Roger told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
During the evening, awards and trophies were also presented to
the club's best performing boxers. Best Female award went to Lizzy
Hughes, Best Prospect went to Ian Gardner, Best Club member award
went to Mason Shaw, Best Youth Boxer award went to Danny Keen
and the Perseverance award went to Jordan Callow. Other winners
included Best Senior Boxer (Michael Hughes), Best Newcomer (Lizzy
Hughes) and the Coverage Cup went to Mason Shaw.
Roger thanked the members for their support and added that the
club would not exist if it were not for the backing of Terry Rickards
of Burnham Waste, who provides space at his site near Asda for
the club's gym. Anyone who is interested in joining the club should
call Roger on 01278 794087.