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WBC Cares UK uses the power of boxing to bring opportunity to communities and provide disadvantaged people with a positive outlet.

by WBC Cares UK in Hove, England, United Kingdom

Prior to COVID-19 WBC Cares UK ran 6 successful boxing programmes across 14 different locations. Each of the programmes is tailored to accommodate the needs of a different group of people within society. The programmes are as follows...

-Youth at Risk - Tailored to accommodate young people affected by knife crime and violence.

- Little Champs Camp- Tailored to accommodate the needs of young children aged 5-10 years old. This programme teaches young children discipline from a young age and acts as the sister programme to our 'Youth at Risk' programme.

- Boxing with Determination - Tailored to accommodate people that have learning difficulties. This covers but is not exhaustive to Autism, Asperges, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.

- Mentoring Programme - This programme works by pairing up a mentor with a young boxer. The partnership provides the boxer with a strong, positive role model that provides them with additional support.

- Blind Boxing Programme- This programme is accessible to all people affected by partial or complete blindness, giving disability networks across the UK more inclusivity in sport. We have worked in collaboration with charities such as Blind Veterans UK on previous occasions and run day long workshops with the veterans. 

- Safer Adaptive Boxing Programme - This programme accommodates boxers that live with a neurological or physical disability. This safer style of boxing eliminates the risk of a boxer receiving heavy punches. This means that boxers can access the many physical and psychological benefits that boxing has to offer whilst eliminating  unnecessary risk.

All of our programmes require funding to pay for the coaches and operations teams that run and organise all of our programmes. Due to the events of COVID-19, all previous funding we received was cut.

Having created online boxing classes at the beginning of lockdown, WBC Cares UK now provides free online safer adaptive boxing classes to an online community of over 150 members. Following the ease of lockdown measures, WBC Cares UK want to prepare for relaunching all 6 of its programmes.   

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