Boxing Club on the shortlist to win a share of £1million pot – but they need your help

Date published: 06 August 2019

Queensway Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide - but first they need online votes to win.

Persimmon Homes North West is backing Queensway ABC to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.

David Hodkinson representing Queensway ABC said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.

“Queensway ABC is a boxing club based in Rochdale. Week in week out we cater for over 200 young people with some travelling from as far as Burnley to be part of the team. 

“With this money we would be able to cater for many more and provide them with everything they need in order to create a safe and healthy environment in which the youngsters can grow.”

Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation, which last year donated £620,000 to support children’s sport.

Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education, arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.

Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Foundation enlisted the help of medallists Kat Copeland and Callum Skinner to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Online voting is now open will close at midnight on 27 September.

To support Queensway ABC please clink on the link below and register your vote:

David Hodkinson said: “Remember to give us the best chance of winning you can vote every day till the 27th, so if possible, save the link and give it a click before work, midday, when you finish or whenever suits you.

“We at Queensway ABC are massively grateful for any help you can give us.”

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