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Marathon Man

Ian Cawley will be running 2 marathons ,Manchester 7th April and Liverpool on  26th May

Boxers take a dive [sky that is]

Many boxers have entertained us over the decades, and many now need our help in hard times. All in our sport will be aware of former boxers who struggle mentally, physically and socially, and as fans we all have a responsibility. 2019 is our opportunity to raise funds for the Ringside Rest & Care Home, 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.

A team of us, including current and former professional boxers Dave Birmingham, Joel McIntyre, Chris Hobbs, Jeff Ofori, Brad and Ashley Pauls ,top female prospect Lucy Wildheart and others to be confirmed will be undertaking a three mile high skydive on Saturday 1st June at GoSkyDive on Salisbury Plain to raise as much as we can to help this very valuable project, one that is very close to our hearts. The boxers and myself are covering the cost of the skydive ourselves, so every single penny raised without exception goes to the cause. It will be a very unique event, professional and former boxers all jumping out of a plane together to help our own, and we would be very, very grateful if you could donate and support us in our efforts.

Brighton City Boxing Club

Brian Harvey and Janie Brashill invite you to ;

101 Round Body Bag-athon!!

Date now confirmed for 1st December 


Manchester Marathon

On Sunday 7th April in Manchester,Ian Cawley took part in the 26+ mile cruelling course around Manchester,completing the course in 3hr 32min,well done Ian


Ray Lee from Essex EBA has just sent this picture of some of their members in training for their sponsored walk on June 23rd starts off at 11.00 at Southend Pier

Vince and Rob Heckman

Here are a couple of photos of Vince and Rob in training for their walk from Eastbourne to Hastings in June 30th

Vince aims to arrive at Hastings Pier at approx 11.00 along with Michael Watson MBE.


On August 9th 2019 ,Jimmy has arranged to hold a charity evening at The Rowing Club,56,Ferry Street,Isle of Dogs E14 3DT


Ringside Rest and Care reached the dizzying heights of 15,000 feet a couple of weeks ago over Salisbury Plain.

Headed by Andrew Fairley,a very brave team of boxers-Jeff Ofori; Lucy Wildheart ; Dave Birmingham and Jumanne Camero all skydived for RR&C

They were sponsored in part by promoter/manager Steve Goodwin and Chris Hitching of Atlantic Promotions along with many others who donated.

The intrepid band of skydivers all paid for themselves and all proceeds went to RR&C.

Andrew also mentioned Sophie Gallagher whose fundraising was incredible,thank you everyone.


Has kindly offered to climb Mont Blanc in aid of RR&C on August 19th

Here is his just giving link;


A group from Hastings EBA will be walking over the O2 in July ,watch this space

HEBA O2 Climb

On Monday 8th July a team from Hastings Ex Boxers Association went "up and over " the O2

IAN CAWLEY -Liverpool Marathon

Ian Cawley on his second marathon in Liverpool on 26th May,turned in another respectable time of 3hr 41mins,many thanks Ian for you support

Essex Ex Boxers Association

On Sunday 23rd June 2019 a great turnout for Essex EBA sponsored walk,great day

Mark Neilson

Mark successfully conquered Mont Blanc raising a considerable sum through sponsorship for Ringside

On Sunday 24th November 2019,Ringside Charitable Trust invaded Abbey Road Studios to record a song written by Simon Block "Never give up - Never give in".

Of course we had to take the obligatory photo on the crossing,led by John Conteh,John H Stracey,Duke McKenzie and Jimmy Batten.

Jimmy Batten,Duke McKenzie,John Conteh,John H Stracey,Harry Holland,Cathy Brown,Martin Hooker,Billy Schwer Snr and Jnr,James Cook MBE,Bob Edgeworth,Doug Donahey,Lee Pullen,Terry Waller,Robert John Oliver and Matt Christie.

John H Stracey 5k run

On March 22nd on the Wirral ,John H Stracey will be taking part in a 5k run,along with David Jones in order to raise funds for Ringside.

If you wish to sponsor them,please click on donate button on home page or contact me;

[email protected]

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Mark Massow 100mile challenge

In June ,Mark Massow will undertake a gigantic challenge; 100 mile run in 24 hours.

To support Mark and sponsor him here is his fund me link,please help him complete this.

Nigel and Conor Benn

On Saturday the 7th March,I had the pleasure of meeting both of the Benns ,Nigel and Conor at Worldwide Signings in Romford.

They kindly signed a retro glove ,which will be auctioned at a later date,all funds will go to Ringside.

Photo by courtesy of Lorraine Brace

John McInnes MBE

Edge of the Sahara trek for Ringside Charitable Trust

10th -17th October 2020 =80km in 4days? (in kilt)

You’ll follow remote walking trails taking you deep into the heart of the desert. Here you’ll be immersed in a rich variety of colourful landscapes from dramatic wadis to magnificent dunes complete with sweeping crests. At night you’ll sleep under star-filled Saharan skies.

If you wish to take part or sponsor please  contact John on;

[email protected]

Marathon man Ian at it again

Following on from earlier announcement, here is the fundraising page I've just set up. If this can be shared far and wide that would be a massive help. My new employer has a scheme in place to match fundraising by there employees up to £200, so if we can get up to that figure it would be huge.

But in short, come October 4th I will be running 26.2 miles around the Potteries to raise funds for this most worthy and noble cause and any/all support would be massively appreciated. Cheers.