The Ringside Charitable Trust
Ringside Rest and Care
For many years concern has been expressed for the countless boxing personnel who find themselves suffering from depression, alcohol dependency, injuries and illnesses attributed to boxing. Ringside Charitable Trust, hope to change the way we care for our boxing family. The vision for the home is to include medical help, facilities for ex boxers to be cared for both short and long term, a cinema room for the boxers to watch films of their old fights and a non alcoholic bar where they can sit together and reminisce. There is initial funding in place but the cost of sustaining the home is estimated at £1.5 million per year. Many boxers have entertained us over the decades, and many now need our help in hard times. This is our opportunity to raise funds for The Ringside Charitable Trust, a fantastic project to establish a thirty-six bed residential care facility which will be of enormous benefit to those who sadly have no means of support in dark times.
Fundraising and Donations
After many weeks of trying to open a Charity account with PayPal and doing so much form filling and paperwork,I’m happy to announce the details:
To donate please click on the link above
Ringside goes Stateside
Matt Christie Editor of The Boxing News standing proudly outside Madison Square Gardens prior to the Anthony Joshua fight
EXCITING NEW COMPETITION
The team has put together a competition for fans to enter.
The rules are simple; stake £5.00.pick the winner and the mode of victory in 16 fantasy fights and whoever gets the most right-in the eyes of the experts wins £100.00 runner up £50.00
See form ;download and send it in.
This competition runs from 1st July - 1st August,winner will be notified by end of August 2020
Interview with Anthony Joshua OBE
Competition Results and Judges Card
The winner was Dave Theophil with 28 points
Runner up was Ben Puttock with 27 points
A message from Dave Harris Chairman & Trustee
Hi everyone I hope you are all keeping fit and well and staying safe as some of you will know we are now into stage 3 and are starting to identify areas in the country which will be suitable for the Ringside Charitable Trust care home and now the hard work starts once again we are working towards an application for lottery funding for 3 million pounds .One of the areas which we are closely looking at is in the Northampton and Gloucestershire areas if you haven't yet pledged £5 a month please do so it's not a lot but it will make such a difference to our boxers who are in such desperate need I would like everyone of you who has stood shoulder to shoulder alongside the wonderful hard-working team that will make Ringside Charitable Trust a reality ,we are still hoping that our launch night may still take place in November and I hope you are all looking forward to making the song Never give up Never give in a Christmas number one which was recorded by some of the biggest names in Boxing so remember the title Never give up Never give in by the Legends
Stay safe 🥊🥊🥊
RINGSIDE CHARITABLE TRUST
In conjunction with Boxing Social,Ringside Charitable Trust has produced a you tube video ,explaining all about our aims.
NEVER GIVE UP
Results for competition no:2
Here are the results for our competition no:2 as from Colin Hart.
Thank you a for all those that took part,also the 2 people that kindly donated the prize monies .
Winner: Robert John Oliver 24 points
Runner up:Neil Ramshaw 22 points
Details of our 2nd Competition
Here are the details of our 2nd competition.
As before ,first prize is £100!
Runner up prize of £50,both of which have been kindly donated.
Download the form,complete it and send it to the address shown,please do not forget to add your name and contact details
Closing date is now Monday 11th January 2021
Abseil of The Spinnaker
I wanted to give you an update on where we are with Spinnaker Tower abseil for Ringside.
I'm delighted that we now have a complete team of twenty two volunteers, and the response has been truly fantastic particularly in such troubled times.
Date ; 10th July 12.00 -15.00
The participants are as follows and all are paying the £100 cost of the abseil themselves:
Boxers (former and current):
Matt Christie (BN editor)
We've have the fundraising page set up with a target of £7,000 but we shall work hard to exceed that amount. Please wish us luck!
A Dinner is being held in the memory of Alan Minter,Johnny Clark,Vince Heckman and Geoff Hopcraft
TICKETS ON SALE FROM 1ST APRIL 2021
THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN PUT BACK TO 1ST AUGUST 2021
Due the the extension of the Covid restrictions
I have received this from Ralph Oates,s publisher for discount details on Ralph’s book
Hi Paul, thanks for getting in touch. We can certainly give you the link, but even better, we can give you a discount code (RCT25) which gives your members/contacts a chance to buy Ralph’s book, (or any book on our website) at 25% off the cover price. Not only do they get money off, you get 10% of the RRP for your charity. So for a £15 book, you will get £1.50, and your contacts will get a discount of £3.75.
This is a great opportunity for you to make some serious money for the charity, and also to spread the word about the book and our website. There is no end date on the code (until we both decide to stop it) and it can be used multiple times. The more people know about it, the more money we all make.
Remember it is not just Ralph’s book that can be bought using the code, but any book on our website, and you get 10% of everything.
The link is A Question of Boxing - 1500 questions on the sport of Boxing – JMD Media Ltd
WEST HILL BOXING CLUB
Who fancies a good night indoors, having a good laugh and raising a bit of money for a great charity.
Well if you do join us on our Big Boxing Zoom Quiz.
On Saturday 27th February at 19:00.
And test yourselves on your boxing knowledge and at the same time raising money for ringside charitable Trust.
Which is a great charity supporting ex boxers who entertained us over the decades, and ringside trust is all about giving back support to these boxers.
The Quiz will be £5 entrance per invite with all going to ringside trust.
All info is on the poster but if you have any question just drop us a message.
Anthony Joshua OBE
Our Ambassador,Anthony Joshua has sent us this little video showing his support for The Ringside Charitable Trust
Ringside Charitable Trust and Kids with Cancer
Following the emergency meeting of all the Trustees of The Ringside Charitable Trust today we would like to make abundantly clear that the article in last weeks Boxing News headlined “JOLLY BOYS OUTING “ is very misleading.
The Trustees would like to make it extremely clear that NO FUNDS from The Ringside Charitable Trust are being used to fund the boxers going to the USA.
ALL THE FUNDS FOR THE BRITISH CONTINGENT HAVE BEEN ENTIRELY FUNDED BY MR.DAVE MOTH OF THE MOTH FOUNDATION USA FOR WHICH WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL.🥊🥊
So just to make this clear,NO FUNDS ARE BEING SPENT BY THE RINGSIDE CHARITABLE TRUST 🥊🥊
RINGSIDE MOVING FORWARD
Following a meeting of the Trustees ,we are happy to say we have began viewing properties,so that we can move forward in our quest