A new and popular charity group has been introduced into Nottingham after being opened in sixteen other cities all over the UK. Pink Collar Boxing successfully joins exercise with fundraising.

Pink Collar Boxing (PCB) runs in partnership with both the British Boxing Organisation and the This Girl Can campaign.

PCB offers 8 to 10 weeks free boxing training while those involved raise money for the charity of their choice, both local and national.

The scheme was started by Venetia Sanders who is a boxing enthusiast and coach from Derby.

Since starting there has been a growing interest which allowed and continues to allow expansions into new cities such as Manchester, Newcastle and many more.

Venetia Sanders - Founder and Organiser
Venetia Sanders – Founder and Organiser

 

Pink Collar Boxing

  • Active in; LIVERPOOL, DONCASTER, HUDDERSFIELD, CANNOCK, DERBY, LEEDS, BIRMINGHAM, WOLVERHAMPTON, WARRINGTON, BRADFORD, NOTTINGHAM, SHEFFIELD, CHESTER, HULL, ROTHERHAM and WAKEFIELD
  • Coming soon to: MANCHESTER, BURTON-ON-TRENT, NEWCASTLE, HARROGATE, BARNSLEY, PRESTON, WIGGAN and YORK
  • 3000 Women have collectively raised £250,000
  • Finale includes a ‘White Collar Boxing’ Event complete with a full team of medics, boxing referee’s and corner teams as well as a DJ.

Alongside Pink Collar Boxing there is Charity Box Challenge (CBC) its male counterpart scheme.

Both groups work, train and put events on in partnership. Its most recent endeavour being staged at Notts County Football Club.

The group has a team of medical experts and trainers as well as ring referees and their own personal DJ.

Members of both PCB and CBC are given the choice on whether they want to participate in the final fight or not, as they may also take part in an attempt of getting fit or meeting new people in their area.

Although the group is not well known, their popularity continues to grow and awareness increase.

You can go to http://www.pinkcollarboxing.co.uk/ for more information about PCB in your area.

 

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Interview with Lyn McGirr, Nottingham City Co-ordinator