A HUDDERSFIELD firm has come up with a welcome donation to help a community boxing club.
Perrys cars at Northgate have given a Vauxhall Vectra to Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club, which is under threat because its venue faces closure.
Founded by Mark Reynolds, 11 years ago, the boxing club has paid a peppercorn rent at The Gas Club sports and social club, at Gasworks Street off Leeds Road.
But the Gas Club is now struggling because of declining trade.
There are fears that if business does not improve, the club will shut in the summer - leaving the young boxers with no home.
Mr Reynolds said: “It’s absolutely massive for us.
“Perrys have looked to see how they could help and this car will enable us to get kids around the country to competitions.
“We’ve had a meeting with the committee and everyone is determined to work together to find a solution.”
The club is also a resource for members of the public who want to get fit and keeps young men away from crime and antisocial behaviour.
Mark MacFarlane, executive at Perrys said: “I go to the club myself as I boxed for quite a while in Oldham.
“Mark told me what was going on and I wanted to see if we could help.
“The management thought it was great and Nick Riley supported it. He is away at the moment and his brother Simon also thinks it was a brilliant way to support a great club.”
There are community, youth and women’s only boxing sessions throughout the week at the Rawthorpe club.
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