streatham community boxing club appeal

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<p>A Streatham father has launched a boxing charity to help the area&rsquo;s teenagers following the riots across London in August last year.<br /> Darren Hill, 40, said he watched the footage of the rioters with a growing feeling of frustration that young children were among the older looters.<br /> Friends and family joined Darren on Friday (6 January) at the Pied Bull pub in Streatham Common for a charity pool night which raised &pound;170 in aid of Team Lambeth Boxing Club.<br /> Father-of-three Darren, who has had a life-long passion for boxing, said he had personal experience of seeing how boxing could channel young people&rsquo;s anger and actually enable them to control their tempers.<br /> He said: &ldquo;I&rsquo;d been thinking of setting up a boxing club for years but seeing those terrible shots on TV was the final motivation I needed to get up and do something to help the young people of South London.<br /> &ldquo;Boxing saves young people&rsquo;s lives. It&rsquo;s not about violence &ndash; in fact, boxing helps channel teenagers&rsquo; anger and would help them walk away from a fight.<br /> &ldquo;The aim of Team Lambeth Boxing Club is to provide free boxing lessons to all young people and with Britain hosting the Olympics this year I hope the local community, parents, businesses and politicians will support this campaign.<br /> &ldquo;I was shocked to see the long sentences the courts gave the rioters because it misses the point. Prison doesn&rsquo;t solve the issue &ndash; these young people need facilities to help them vent their frustrations and boxing is one way of addressing this.&rdquo;<br /> Darren added that one of the objectives of his charity would be to encourage boxing to be introduced into the national curriculum so that schoolchildren would learn about self-discipline and respect for others.<br /> He said: &ldquo;If boxing is taught correctly and in a holistic way, including the importance of a good diet, discipline and regular exercise, then I am confident problems that teachers experience in schools will reduce and I&rsquo;m sure Team Lambeth Boxing Club will help older teenagers make a more positive contribution to their local community.&rdquo;<br /> Darren is hoping to raise &pound;20,000 to pay towards a boxing ring and equipment. He is also looking for a venue to lease.<br /> If anyone would like to find out more information about the Team Lambeth Boxing Club campaign, contact Darren on [email protected]</p>
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<p>im trying&nbsp;to build a group&nbsp;in streatham&nbsp;to join my journey&nbsp;in&nbsp;helping&nbsp;me open&nbsp;a free boxing club for kids of&nbsp;the community&nbsp;to help then get&nbsp;out of gangs and stop&nbsp;knife crime&nbsp;please join&nbsp;if you can&nbsp;</p>

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