Can they go the distance? MP weighs in on funding push for Kirky boxing club


Local MP Jo Swinson met recently with the owners of Kirkintilloch Boxing Gym, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to help young people and those recovering from addiction to keep active and social.

Self-funded since 2015, Kirkintilloch Boxing Gym are currently seeking funds for a move to larger premises that will accommodate their potential as an ever-growing gym.

Commenting, Jo said:

“It was great to meet members of Kirkintilloch Boxing Gym and learn more about the immensely valuable support they provide to those in the local community.

“Their regular programmes and classes make a real difference to the lives of people who are on the path to recovery from addiction or illness, and they also help to keep children in the community keep active and social.

“We met at the proposed new premises and discussed their planned move. It was great to see that they are taking positive steps to secure funds for the new location, and I encouraged them to apply to Sports Scotland for extra funding.

“As with any not-for-profit organisation punching above their weight, financial support is key to their ongoing growth and success. I wish them the best of luck in their funding drive and look forward to supporting the club in their future endeavours.”


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