Another milestone for the Crossan Family Foundation
Powerday and the Crossan Family Foundation have helped fund the refurbishment of the iconic Times Amateur Boxing Club in Kings Cross, London.
Last night the Lord Mayor of Islington Councillor Una O’Halloran was the special guest of honour as the Times ABC reopened after a major refurbishment. The club like many others is totally reliant on a team of people who give up their time each week, year in year out, to help manage the club. However, the day to day running and general upkeep of the club requires funding and that’s where the Foundation and others are needed as without this support it would be impossible to continue.
At the event Councillor O’Halloran commented: “Today’s reopening of the Times Amateur Boxing Club marks yet another step along its journey which now spans almost 100 years in the constituency I represent. Founded in 1927 by the Times newspaper in Fleet Street, the club continues today thanks to the incredible support received from everyone who has been involved in voluntarily running the club.”
Islington Council provide the premises and the Crossan Family Foundation, Powerday, the Big Lottery Fund combined with Islington Council’s Community Chest and Cripplegate Foundation came together to support and fund this refurbishment and provide the much needed extra equipment to meet the demand being shown in the club and sport.
Bill Cox who attended the event on behalf of the Crossan Family Foundation and Powerday stated: “For five years, our Chairman Mick Crossan has funded this type of development which delivers huge benefits to local amateur boxing clubs across London and has made a massive impact on young people’s lives and the communities they live in. As an extension of the Powerday support, Mick has created the Crossan Family Foundation which is now also directly helping young people in the margins of society and ensuring their opportunities and life chances are enhanced.
“The transformation of this club delivers real benefit to the local community in which I also live. I would like to thank all of those who have given time, funding and support to this iconic London Amateur Boxing Club ‘the Times’. We all wish you the very best so onwards and upwards again building on an impressive 90 year history and proud record in voluntary sport”.
Find out more about the Crossan Family Foundation.