Boxing club gets a boost

A STAINFORTH boxing club is to receive a £500 cash boost, thanks to tenants and residents.

Stainforth Amateur Boxing Club will receive the cheque from Eddy Nesbitt, mayor of Stainforth and chair of Stainforth’s Polton Close Tenants’ and Residents’ Association (TARA) tonight.

Dunscroft boxer Jamie McDonnell, the European and Commonwealth bantamweight champion, will also be at the event.

The boxing club is staffed by volunteers and runs on three evenings a week and on a Saturday.

The money being donated is from members of Polton Close TARA and has been raised through raffles and bingo sessions. All tenants’ and residents’ associations are supported by St Leger Homes of Doncaster – which manages more than 20,000 council homes.

Mr Nesbitt said: “This club is fantastic. The kids learn discipline and some of them have come on leaps and bounds at school since joining.

“We want to support this club because they are doing a great job in the community.”