"Caldecott Champions" To Become Annual Show
Following the huge success of its second white collar tournament in support of the Caldecott Foundation, Kent Coast Charity Boxing (KCCB) has announced that “Caldecott Champions” is to become an annual event.
The St Patrick’s Day show at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone raised almost £8000 for the Caldecott Foundation, after participants were sponsored to receive ten weeks’ training in the ring.
“We are proud to be involved with such an amazing charity”, said Wayne Morley of Dover’s Fightin’ Fit Academy, who founded KCCB in 2018. “Their work in helping vulnerable children is second to none.
“We will be holding an annual show in aid of the Caldecott Foundation. Thanks to everyone from the Foundation who attended Caldecott Champions – you are a great bunch of people and it was brilliant having a member of staff participating in the show.”
Claire Beaumont, who has worked for the Caldecott Foundation for eight years, trained hard for the tournament before stepping into the ring and competing courageously against very strong local talent.
Karin Moncrieff, Fundraising Manager for the Caldecott Foundation, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Kent Coast Charity Boxing has decided to commit to a Caldecott Champions show once a year.
“The first Caldecott Champions event in September last year was a huge success and an incredibly tough act to follow, but today has been wonderful and we are delighted at such a fantastic fundraising result.
“The money that this has raised will make a valuable difference to the lives of the Caldecott Foundation’s young people as we continue to help them build a positive future, and we are extremely grateful to Wayne and the team for choosing to support us in this way.”