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Community boxing club gets a makeover

The roof of the Gilfach Goch Amateur Boxing Club had been severely damaged after storms hit South Wales during the winter of 2014...

Gilfach Goch Amateur Boxing Club

The club, which had been at the heart of the local community for over 50 years, was forced to close due to lack of funds to cover the repairs.

A local tradesman approached the Howdens Porth depot and asked if they could help. After visiting the boxing club and seeing the damage and that the local children had nowhere to train, the depot manager was more than happy to contribute to the fundraising.

The boxing club re-opened in May 2016 thanks to a massive £25,000 makeover. The funding from local businesses not only allowed the roof to be completely repaired, but the club also benefitted from new flooring and boxing equipment.

The depot has vowed to continue its support for the local club in the future and hopes to see one of the youngsters become a world champion.