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Spalding Amateur Boxing Club has been hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

Members and supporters of Spalding Amateur Boxing Club are set to hit the road in a bid to raise funds during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The voluntary and self-funded club – which is based at the Stumps Lane Business Park – has been forced to close its doors since the pandemic.

That’s had a massive impact on the club’s funds so a group of 10 runners will be tackling a 36-mile challenge from Sutton St James through Spalding and Thornham to finish in Hunstanton.

Spalding Boxing Club is looking to raise funds.
Spalding Boxing Club is looking to raise funds.

It’s taking place on Saturday, August 10, with the club already more than a third of the way towards their £3,000 target after setting up a crowdfunding page.

The club said: “We are a completely voluntary and self-funded club.

“With the current COVID-19 pandemic having forced us into closing our doors for a long while, we are looking at other avenues to secure income so that the club will be able to reopen when it is considered safe to do so.

“Without all the guys and girls coming through our doors, our gym has zero funds coming in to pay our overheads.

“We are here for children and adults in the South Holland area and we need help.

“While rent has remained in place with business expenses, we have seen no footfall during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is our only source of income which has left us in a bad state financially.

“Thankfully we have some amazing members at the club and a group of 10 have committed to running 36 miles to try and raise some money to help the club with funds.

“It is a brilliant effort to help us out and we would ask any wonderful people to please help with anything then can.

“It is a great effort from the guys for what is ultimately a great resource for the community.”

Anyone able to donate should visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sabc36mile?fbclid=IwAR0qJC5OViKDkyNwWm-g2N8W64xwCFKGJ0gcXDFKEFxl3fjeEirKyv3c0oE

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