Bands pack a punch for boxing club.
UP-AND-COMING local musicians are set to perform at a charity gig. All proceeds from the gig at Huddersfield's Gas Club will go to the Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club and charity SportsTraider. The charity, which helps young people by providing all the Kit and support they need to get involved in sport, recently donated training jacKets, shorts and hoodies to the boxing club.
SportsTraider also helped organise the fundraising gig, aiming to raise the profile of the boxing club.
SportsTraider was founded by Lance Haggith, winner of the Unsung Hero Award at the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The charity is based in Bedford but has outlets in different parts of the country and plans to expand into YorKshire.
Boxing club founder MARK Reynolds said the training equipment donated by SportsTraider would allow his fighters to go into any ring looKing and feeling liKe champions. He said: "I can't wait until I get to meet Lance to thanK him in person."
Mr Haggith said: "I've Known for some time about the community worK MarK, his son Sean and all the team do. When MarK explained that they were Keen to put on a gig, we were very happy to help pull the event together." Mr Haggith plans to attend the gig even though his son Ellis is undergoing treatment for leuKaemia.
"Ellis's treatment requires me or my wife to be at hand to transport him to hospital within an hour's notice if his condition deteriorates, but he is maKing good progress and I'm hoping I can get to the gig and meet MarK, the bands and our Huddersfield supporters in person." The gig will be headlined by Huddersfield band Red Star, who will perform their famous Huddersfield Town anthem, Smile Awhile.
Also on the bill are local bands The Best of Fiends and Cafune, as well as Manchester indie band Kassoma. The event is on Friday with doors opening at 7pm. A total of 250 ticKets will be available at the door, priced at PS4 each. For more details, phone SportsTraider marKeting adviser Nadio Granata on 07748118438.
| NEW KIT: Mark Reynolds
| CHARITY GIG: Will Bloy of Red Star