A group of first-time boxers took part in an amateur boxing event on Friday night and collectively raised nearly £1500 for Safe and Sound.

Despite being one of the oldest entrants (he’s still only 40), our Operations Manager Marc won his match on Friday night and has raised £510 to help support our work.

He said: “I have really enjoyed the experience, from keeping fit through regular training provided by Fearon’s Gym and Boxing Academy to helping raise money for Safe and Sound and competing with the other guys on who could raise the most!”

Chair of Safe and Sound Catherine Arkley said “Safe and Sound works with children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation and victims of the abuse all across Derbyshire. By fundraising for us, the participants are helping us to provide support to the most vulnerable children within their communities and demonstrating how important it is to support your local charities working at grassroots level in the areas you live and work.”

You can still donate to the JustGiving team page here where you can also click through to Marc’s page to donate to him directly.

To find out more about fundraising for Safe and Sound, please visit Our fundraising page here or get involved by applying for one of our places in the Derby Half Marathon on Sunday 9 June 2019.