Sapphire sponsors local Boxing Academy

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As a business we recognise the importance of supporting our local community, and funding projects and businesses which will help our surrounding towns. Since the re-opening of local sports venues following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we have been donating to local sports organisations to support them. We are very proud to provide ongoing financial support to Larches and Savick Boxing Academy based in Preston, Lancashire who provide a safe space for local children and adults of all ages to learn, exercise and socialise. The Academy is located close to our new Head Office and when we bought The Larches School, we committed to support the local community.

The Larches and Savick ABC Boxing Academy is a non for profit, community run boxing and fitness gymnasium located on Catforth Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. With low membership fees and sessions to suit all ages, from senior sessions, women’s only sessions and boxing sessions for all, the popularity of this academy is on the rise.

The academy, opened in 2012, provides a safe environment for young people from the local area, promoting wellbeing and fitness. Multiple rooms have been turned into classrooms for children with behavioural problems, who have been removed from their previous schools. The Larches and Savick ABC Boxing Academy is a registered academy with specialist teachers who hold small classes to help those who are unable to learn at a larger school.

Michael Patel, founder of Sapphire Utility Solutions said “We are delighted to begin this long-term investment within our local community to help put children on the right path of purpose and discipline. Having boxed as a child myself, I understand how important it is for children to understand respect and avoid violence. Our monthly contributions to this local boxing academy will go a long way and help this great organisation show underprivileged children the right path.”

One of the big focuses within this academy is looking after your mental health. From keeping fit, to socialising, supporting one another, and helping children to learn. It is fantastic to see and feel the real sense of community spirit and a genuine passion to help the local community stay safe, stay away from crime and stay fit and healthy.

Jimmy Moon, Director of Larches and Savick ABC Boxing Academy said “We plan to build up a great boxing team with future champions and aim to get more children and adults into fitness soon. With the funds provided by Sapphire Utility Solutions we will be able to replace equipment, buy new tracksuits for the boxers, take them to shows and keep the club running. Thanks to all at Sapphire for making this possible.”

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