David Hodkinson, ex 2 Para

Guys I don’t know if you could help an ex 2 PARA member out.
I now run a charity Boxing club which takes over 200 kids off the street each week.

Attention all airborne members. After leaving the Parachute Regiment I set up a gym that now runs as a boxing club for over 200 young people. This allows us to keep them off the streets and grow in a safe and healthy environment. We have reached the final of a Persimmon homes building futures grant competition in which we need as many votes As possible.


(Queensway 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, one of the most deprived towns in the Uk. 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.
One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.
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 September 27TH

To support (Queensway Abc ) please clink on the link below and register your vote … Vote Here

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