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Boxing club's charity calendar plans
4:15pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
PAST and present members of a boxing club – including former champions - are to pose for a charity calendar.
Proceeds from Darlington Boxing Academy’s 2013 calendar will go to St Teresa’s Hospice.
Paul Hamilton, 43, of Darlington, is a trainer at the academy, which has produced almost 40 British and European Champions in the past 25 years.
A total of 27 of champions will pose for a group picture, including the first champion, Danny Gayles, and the most recent, Ellis Corrie.
Mr Hamilton said: "Motocross rider Matthew Moffat who used to train at the club, along with Holly Fielding, a British Judo Champion and Neil Hepper, a professional boxer, will all feature in the calendar.
“Not only that, the kids that we train, aged from five to 11 will get a picture, as well as the ladies who come in for general fitness and self-defence and our amateur boxers.”
Mr Hamilton, who has been involved in the sport since he was 15, is a great believer of giving things back to the community.
He said: "Members from both sides of my family have been affected by cancer, so St Teresa’s Hospice seemed the right charity to support.”
The calendars, priced £5, which will be on sale from early December, will be available to buy from the gym in Portland Street, Darlington, and from members.
All profits will go to the hospice.