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YOUNG boxers at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club have been given a boost after a generous donation from the Lord Mayor of Manchester's charity We Love MCR.
Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Sue Cooley, visited the gym personally to hand over a cheque for £2000, see the facilities and meet the young people who use them.
She said: "The We Love MCR charity has always aimed to improve the lives and life chances of Manchester People.
"This goal fits perfectly with the work being by done Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club, which is run by fire fighters who volunteer their own time and skills to help young people in the local community.
"By providing role models and mentors the club has shown a commitment to young people and Moss Side that is truly deserving of the support of the We Love MCR Charity and I'm proud we have been able to help them continue their good work."
Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club was founded to improve the relationships between firefighters and young people in Moss Side.
The gym is run on the principles of discipline, respect and courage - principles which make great firefighters and boxers alike.
Watch Manager Mike Dillon BEM is a coach at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club, he said: "We'd like to thank the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the We Love MCR Charity.
"This money will make a real difference to the boxing club. It will help us buy more equipment and make the club more affordable for the young people of Moss Side.
"Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club is run by volunteers, so donations like this really help us to continue our work and improve the life prospects of so many young people who come through our doors."
For more information about the Lord Mayor of Manchester's charity We Love MCR visit: http://www.welovemcrcharity.org/
PICTURE L-R - Watch Manager and Boxing Coach Nigel Travis, Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Sue Cooley, Watch Manager and Boxing Coach Mike Dillon BEM