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Liam Moakes 22nd Dec, 2018

WORCESTERSHIRE business CDT Building Contractors has been hailed a knockout success after helping Redditch Boxing Academy (RBA) replace the old canvases on its boxing rings.

CDT owners and boxing club users Darren and Charlie Thompson kindly offered to pay to replace the ring canvases that were ripped and in need of repair after seven years’ use.

Redditch Boxing Academy is a community interest company that very much relies on the support of local businesses and community members to be able to offer its services.

“For us to get the support from local businesses, it shows a great sense of community pride and is a credit to the great people we have in our local community,” said Sarah Lee, manager of RBA.

“The club relies on community support and volunteers to be able to serve the local people and these kinds of donations help us make that possible.

“The boxing club has now been up and running for seven years, supporting many of the town’s younger residents in a number or ways.

“We now boast more than 300 visits on a weekly basis, all contributing to the fitness and well-being of the area.

“We have a range of different services and have recently embarked on some joint funded work with the police and Redditch Borough Council to help reduce knife crime in the area.

“This has proved successful in raising awareness and teaching people about the dangers of violent crime and how to stay safe.”

For more information about the club, contact RBA at www.redditchboxing.co.uk.

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