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Friends and supporters helped the boxing club, the council did not

31 July, 2020

Reggie Hagland: ‘Sadly, we received no funding from Islington Council to help see us through this period’

• WE would like to thank all our members and supporters for the very generous donations to Islington Boxing Club while we have been closed due to the pandemic and to those members who have raised money for the club with various activities.

It has been a fabulous response and one which has certainly helped to keep the doors of IBC open.

Our Just Giving page (www.justgiving.com/islingtonboxingclub) is always open for donations. It’s been a long break but hopefully, in time, we will get back to normal life.

The club have managed with the help of Zowie and Jason Campbell, Wojciech Rychlewski and Del McCann, who all gave their time voluntarily to do some decorating of the gym.

Some improvements and also a number of deep cleans have also been executed. There will be ongoing cleaning procedures in place before and after every session. We hope that everyone does their best to follow the protocols put in place.

Sadly, we received no funding from Islington Council to help see us through this period, which is very disappointing when you think of all the good this club does and has done for over 40 years for the community.

Once again, we have had to raise our own funds via our members and loyal supporters without the help of the council.

REGGIE HAGLAND
General Manager of Islington Community Sports Academy
Competition Secretary (Matchmaker) IBC
London Boxing Medical Registrar

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