Portsmouth Golden Gloves Boxing Club & The Stamshaw Tipner Community Centre.
Portsmouth Golden Gloves Boxing Club
Our boxing club recently suffered vandalism to our equipment, we are trying to replace everything we can, we have so far had support from our local community and have obtained some equipment which allows us to continue offering the services we do, however there is more we wish to offer! we are trying to raise funds so we can purchase a collapsible ring, replace old gloves and help keep the roof over our head. We are a non profit Boxing club and heavily rely on contributions towards the costs of running the club.
Our sessions are £3 at the moment to help us towards paying the hall hire fee's, but the majority of people who attend are unable to afford the fee, we have always sponsored the sessions for members who aren't in a financial position to pay out of our own pockets, we often run at a loss - but we continue to do it out of passion for the sport and for our community. any excess money remaining will help us lower the fee back to £1 per session ensuring our sessions are the most affordable in Portsmouth!
We would like to be able to expand the sessions to allow more people to attend, not only for the Boxing element, but also the mental health and social inclusion benefits that clubs like our offer, many people over the 30 years we have run have made friends for life, obtained jobs through one another, had and offered support be it financial or non gratis training, there are many clubs out there who are in it for the money, but there are a few out there like us who do it because we love it, its been 30 years and we do not plan on stopping.
We recently damage to 4 bags, they will not last 2 minutes in the state they were left in, she also caused various other damages to another bag, boxing ring, ropes and the equipment storage door.
Stamshaw Tipner Leisure Centre
The Stamshaw Tipner Leisure Centre is a conversion from two small factories built in the 1950s with some additions in the 1970s. The building is managed by the committee of trustees of the Stamshaw & Tipner Leisure Centre Association.
The centre is completely run by volunteers and is funded by event bookings and community groups such as:
- Dance Classes
- Table Tennis Club
- Knit and Natter
- Wing Chun
and many more.
Covid19 has had a massive impact on the centre, and we need your help! the community centre has been a place for the local community to meet up and step out of social isolation.
The centre has recently suffered flooding, some ceiling tiles in the function room have gotten wet and fell through which funding will help repair/replace.
We are looking to purchase crucial items to expand the offerings of the centre.
Items include (but not exhausted to):
- Washing Machine
- Hot Water Urn
- Storage Options
- Benches for Gymnasium for all groups to use
Your donation will help get us there as Portsmouth City Council will match donations up to a point! so even if you donate £10 you are giving more!