Mercia Boxing Club Own Equipment


Project by Mercia Boxing Club

Total raised £15,005

raised so far



To get our own equipment to provide more classes to a wider age group and reach more members of the community.

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th June 2022 we'd raised £15,005 with 100 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The extra money would help create transport solutions, such as a squad minibus to take members to and from events and allow for enrichment opportunities.


Who are we?
Mercia Boxing Club was founded by Don and Emma Howes in 2021. After teaching their own children to box from an early age and Don having boxed himself, they saw the benefits of teaching young people to box. Don and Emma decided to reach out and provide boxing classes to the wider community within and around Tamworth. They have provided the very best coaching for the members of the club; this has been proven in several wins through successful amateur bouts.

1653374718_20_kids_ate_mercia.jpgWhat we do:
We at Mercia Boxing Club strive to provide a space for children and young people to learn the discipline and skills involved with boxing. Boxing is excellent in helping children focus and learn values that can help them through mental health issues and become physically fitter in the process.

Getting children into boxing helps to create a safe community within and outside of the club. Providing children with a space to go after school in the evenings or on the weekends can not only benefit their boxing skills but their social lives too providing purpose and goals to children to work towards.

What are our goals?
Mercia Boxing club wants to be able to expand its classes to a wider range of people within the community. Expanding from solely teaching children aged 11-17 to a more diverse group of people such as women only, adults and elderly fitness classes, will help us be a proactive member of the community allowing people to earn the physical and mental benefits for themselves. It can also serve as a place to interact and enjoy spending time with others and learning about other individuals within our society. Not only this we want to create successful competitive athletes that can challenge on the national amateur stage.


Our current boxing ring set up, this is only tempory and requires setting up every time we want to use it.

How will we use the funding?
In order to do this Mercia boxing will use the money raised to provide its own better equipment. We would have the ability to purchase more substantial items such as our own full-size ring and punch bags. To help with our vision of creating an inclusive space for everyone more funds would help us purchase equipment such as, gloves and head guards for boxers who may be disadvantaged, we could also provide subsidised classes for such members.

A list of items we would like to purchase should we have enough funding:

  • Punch bags
  • Skipping ropes
  • Spar bar
  • Speed Ball 
  • Boxing gloves
  • Headguards
  • Larger, permanent boxing ring.



Commonwealth Games 2022 - How we will be united with Birmingham 2022

With Birmingham only being a short trip down the motorway from Tamworth we are excited to welcome the games coming to our local area. We hope that when amateur boxing is broadcast to a wider audience it will inspire young people and children to get involved in boxing. To set goals for themselves whether they are big, going to international competitions such as the commonwealth games, or small, simply getting fitter or off the street.

 We at Mercia Boxing will help get our local area excited about the games and the opportunity they provide, by hosting a boxing fun day alongside the Commonwealth Games to get the whole community involved. We want to promote our sport as it is shown at the highest level and find new sports in which we can follow.

Below are some pictures of our club training sessions:





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This project offered rewards

£46 or more

£46 Delivered Afternoon Tea for 4 Tamworth area

Receive a delicious afternoon tea for four people, with a tasty 10% off, delivered to your door. Kindly provided by Em's Catering Services. When claiming this reward please ensure you are within Tamworth.

£2 or more


Prizes Up For Grabs: - 3 Night Glamping Break For 2 At Langstone Manor, Dartmoor - Afternoon Tea For 2 Delivered - Chocolate Hamper - Cupcakes - 4 Bottle's Of Wine (separate) - 6 Brownies Of Your Choice - Steak Meal For 2 With A Bottle Of Wine At The Globe Inn Snarestone DE12 7DB - Lash Lift - £20 Voucher For Meg's Cakes And Bakes - Moet Champagne In A Box - Deluxe Cheese Box For 2 *MORE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED*

£5 or more


This amazing prize will be either: Posh Picnic! Includes tables, floor seating, table decorations, lace tepee at the head of the table or balloon arch in any colour. RRP £80 OR Indoor Sleepover Tepee Party! Includes themed tepees, beds, blankets, lap trays, themed decorations and sweet cones. RRP £35per bed/tepee maximum 6 To find out more details on available themes head to Limitless Party & Event Planning on Facebook.

£5 or more

£5 Free Breakfast by Bubbly Baps

Enjoy a free breakfast from Bubbly Baps located at the Tam O'Shanter. Vouchers sent through the post.

£10 or more

£10 Pole 2 Pole One Choice of Three Lessons

Have the choice of a free bungeefit, pole or aerial hoop lesson!

£14 or more

£14 - 4 Beginner Boxing Cadet Sessions 8+

Snap up this opportunity to come and join our new boxing cadet session on Sunday mornings starting at 10am -11am. Here total beginners and children aged 8+ can begin to learn the skills needed to box. This offer comes with a 12.5% reduction off the standard price for four sessions, RRP £16. Once claimed we will contact you through Crowdfunder with more details. Can be claimed and used before the end of the campaign.

£20 or more

£20 - 1 to 1 Session with Harvey Howes

1 to 1 Session with our very own Midlands Champion Harvey Howes. Improve your boxing skills with this great offer saving you 20% off the usual price, RRP £25. Open to any skill level and non-members. Can be claimed and used before the end of the campaign.

£20 or more

£20 Gordon's Pink Gin Hamper

Enjoy a bottle of Gordon's Pink Gin along with two gin glasses, x4 Fevertree tonic waters and 1 box of Strawberries and Cream Lindt Lindor Chocolates. Do not miss out on this excellent reward. Over 18s only.

£250 or more

£250 Reward - Social Media Partnership

Twice weekly posts on our instagram and Facebook Pages.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

This will give you a year kit sponsor to include your logo on training and copetion kits. This will be seen at events in the Midlands and further afield across the UK

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