Monkstown Boxing Club
Monkstown Boxing Club, based in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, delivers a wide range of programmes to young people aged 11-20. These aim to improve educational achievement, create pathways to employment, build healthier lifestyles, bring communities together and reduce crime.
During the pandemic, when social distancing measures left many vulnerable local people unable to access food and other vital essentials, the Boxing Club’s young members transformed into community volunteers, delivering food and running errands for those that needed extra support.
Funding from the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal, through the Northern Ireland Community Foundation, enabled the Club to collaborate with other local partners to create and deliver nutritious meals to the doorsteps of their neighbours in great need.