Wellingborough ABC: Ready To Rumble

by Charlie gerrard in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Wellingborough ABC: Ready To Rumble

Total raised £300

raised so far



Help Wellingborough ABC relocate to our new gym in the heart of Wellingborough!

by Charlie gerrard in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 27th July 2023 we'd raised £300 with 12 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Who are we?

Wellingborough Amateur Boxing Club (WABC) was established by our head coach and founder Ray Revell over 40 years ago.


we provide a open, friendly, accessible and a place anyone is welcome training hub frim which the community and boxers can thrive within, we offer sessions for everyone no matter who you are and what your need! 

Why are we crowdfunding?

WABC need a new premise hopefully our forever home! This is due to our current gym is soon to be unfit for purpose as we are looking to expand and become bigger and better and have more impact within the community . so we need to find another space to call home. As we are a CIC (Community Interest Company) we are ran solely for the benefit of our members/boxers and any money we make goes straight back into the club we rely on our monthly subs, donations and grants from members of the community and local businesses. All coaches are also volunteers taking no money or payment for their time from the Club 

Community impact

Boxing is a sport that appeals to people of all different ages, races, abilities and genders. As such, the sessions we deliver reflect a need to meet the varying goals of the members we serve. 

Our timetable currently consists of classes that cater for children aged 8-15, carded amateur boxers (aged 10-40), adult recreational members and elite professional athletes.

With over 200 active members, we are already positively impacting the lives of many and with this new venue we will be able to help so many more 


Community impact How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022

The success of England's boxers at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games provides the perfect foundation for our project to build upon. 

Major sporting events bring people together, inspire future generations and encourage people to live happier, healthier lives - which is exactly what we're looking to achieve with our "Ready to Rumble" project. 

By moving to the proposed new premises, we're intending to expand the impact we have in our local community. As a club, we're currently involved in delivering so many wonderful initiatives, but unfortunately we're limited by the space available to us. Put simply, with more space we can reach more people.

Boxing has the power to transform lives. It has an almost unmatched capability to engage some of the most disaffected young people and help to combat a massive range of social problems, covering crime, educational underachievement, health & fitness and community cohesion. The sport attracts people from all walks of life and it doesn't discriminate. As such, we believe that boxing - and our project specifically - is uniquely positioned within the sporting landscape.


Our project aligns itself to every aspect of the Birmingham 2022 Mission:

  • Bring people together - Our already thriving membership base, encompassing a broad and diverse demographic, will grow exponentially in larger premises. The aforementioned projects - all centred on the principle of bringing people together - that we'll be delivering will all be taken to the next level without the limiting factor of space. 
  • Improve health & wellbeing - With a bigger facility, we will cater for much greater numbers and, as such, will positively impact the health and wellbeing of more people. The extra space available will allow us to connect with other community organisations to diversify our offer, encompassing other physical exercise classes, holistic activities and wellness schemes. 
  • Help the region to grow and succeed - With longer term plans in place to deliver alternative education, apprenticeships and numerous volunteering opportunities for young people, we're well equipped to maximise the Games' legacy from a sustainability perspective. 
  • Be a catalyst for change - By refurbishing a currently unused facility, we'll be working with other local partners to strengthen our community and provide a new location from which people can take advantage of the various physical, mental and social benefits that boxing offers. 

Put us on the global stage - The role models created by Birmingham 2022 serve to inspire our younger members and give them dreams to aspire to. Similarly, with members of our own gym competing within the amateur boxing circuit, we understand the importance and impact that these ambassadors have, on both individual participants and participation as a whole

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

5. Offer your services and help. Help the club in any way you can! offering just an hour on the weekend to get the club ready to open up; from cleaning, laying flooring, decorating, drilling and so much more no matter what your association with the club we need your help to make this the best boxing club it can be


This project offered rewards

£350 or more

£350 club sponsor

and offers the following benefits: Call outs at shows Your company name and logo on a board in our gym Advertising and shoutouts on Facebook 2x Tickets to our boxing home show If this is of interest… Get in touch with us via the contact form below… Support your local club and local boxers today!

£500 or more

£500 sponsor a boxer

Boxer sponsorship is paid annually at £500 and offers the following benefits: Your Company Name on your boxers vest Call outs at shows Your company name and logo on a board in our gym Advertising and shoutouts on Facebook 2x Tickets to our boxing home show If this is of interest… Get in touch with us via the contact form below… Support your local club and local boxers today!

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