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We would like to welcome our newest member of the team, Mark who is a full-time key worker and with him as a new addition, our capacity to offer key work support to participants has increased massively.
We had a very busy Easter holiday period, with a variety of activities, such as our usual boxing sessions, cooking and a games day. For our cookery workshop, we were lucky enough to have Folk living lend us their community kitchen where we took a group of 15 young people to learn to prepare and cook meals from all over the world including Italy, America, India, Mexico and France.
Congratulations to our Head Coach, Giz, who won coach of the year at Enable’s Active Wandsworth Awards in March.  He beat a number of other strong contenders and was awarded the prize due to the hundreds of boxing fitness sessions he has run in the past year, targeted at those with SEN, disabilities, suffering from issues such as child poverty, low self esteem etc or who have been involved in the criminal justice system.  He ensures his sessions are accessible, whilst also helping young people push themselves to their limits whilst learning how to be competent boxers.  Alongside this, he is a great role model and very deserving of the recognition.
Sadly, Wandsworth lost a community legend on the 21st February.  Sonny Storrie was a football coach who helped literally thousands of young people progress in football (some playing internationally and in the premier league) and in their development.  He was passionate about using sport (both football and boxing) to engage young people at risk of getting in trouble and will be sadly missed. Carney’s Community were honoured to have his family provide us with a shield, that we can annually award to a participant, who has showed good progression and attitude in our sessions.
We’re excited to announce that on 26th May five people have agreed to cycle 60 miles to raise money for Carney’s. This includes our own COO and Administrator, Hannah and Aaron!

Wishing them both Good Luck on the day!

Please help them get over the finish line by sponsoring them here:

You can find out more about the event here:

On the 17th March we hosted another Fitzroy Lodge open boxing show, which was a great event, with 11 competitive bouts, brilliantly matched by Fitzroy Lodge Head Coach and Carney’s Community Co-founder, Mark Reigate. A special shout out to Carney’s participant and volunteer, Rommel, who stopped his opponent in the first round.  We were lucky to have the Boxing News Art Editor design the flyer for the show and, as ever, to have the great photographer, Nick Cornwall, taking photos on the day.  We’d also like to thank all the boxers, officials, coaches and volunteers who made the day possible.
A huge congratulations to Mo, who won the London Elite Championships, representing Fitzroy Lodge.
Please support our Trustee, Rebecca Smith, who is running the Hackney half marathon to help raise money for Carney’s Community by donating here:

Good luck Rebecca!

Vote for Carney’s Community

Great News! We’ve been selected by Tesco to take part in the Blue Token in Store vote to receive up to £1,500 towards our Boxing Programme.

We need your help! To receive the highest amount, we need you to vote for us in store. You can vote for Carney’s at any Tesco Express in Wandsworth between April and June once you’ve made a purchase. You may need to ask for a blue token at checkout, which you use to cast your vote each time you make a purchase.

Our project is called “Boxing for Vulnerable Young People”. Your vote will help support our community boxing programmes that empower the hard-to-reach young people in the local community, building confidence, discipline, and friendships while staying active.


Congratulations to everyone who received a reward!

Over the past few weeks, a number of our participants have excelled in boxing, and this was recognised by the coaches, for things like attendance, improvement and attitudes.

Our local retirement community is hosting an art exhibition, with Gin tasting. Four exceptional artists, including Nick Cornwall, will be exhibiting, and selling their pieces to raise funds for both Carney’s Community and MNDA. The event is on Thursday 9th May from 6pm-10pm. We would love to see you there to support this great fundraiser.
Please email  to RSVP, as you must be on the guestlist to attend:
Did you know hundreds of UK companies offer match funding schemes?

Are you thinking of donating to Carney’s or planning a fundraising campaign for us? Did you get a place in the London Marathon and want to raise funds for your favourite Battersea Based Youth Boxing Charity?
Many UK companies offer match funding schemes for their employees. This could be matching the employee’s individual donations or the total raised in a fundraising campaign. Some of the most common companies that run match funding schemes for their employees are banks and building societies, insurance companies, supermarkets, utilities providers, phone companies and car manufacturers. If you’re planning on donating to or fundraising for us, reach out to your company and find out if they run a match funding programme. It’s good publicity for them and match funding is shown to encourage more donations in a fundraising campaign. If you need any information from us to help your case for match funding, just get in touch, we’d love to help. And if you’ve got that London Marathon place, don’t forget, you can easily set up your fundraiser for us on our just giving page: