Boxing event to raise funds for charities

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To celebrate Her Majesty, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a fundraising boxing tournament will be held at Crimonmogate, Lonmay, in association with Aberdeen Amateur Boxing Club, to raise funds for local charities.

Monies raised from the event, to be held on Sunday, June 3, at 6.30pm, will be donated to the RNLI and Fishermen’s Missions, both based in Fraserburgh and Peterhead, the MACBI Project in Mintlaw and Help for Heroes.

The event has been made possible by the work of The Right Honourable Kate Nicolson, chairperson of the Fraserburgh Fundraising Committee, and Viscount Petersham of Crimonmogate.

Offering their assistance in organising the event were Derek Jennings, chair of Peterhead and Buchan Tourism Initiative, Lena Levy of Weddings-by-Design, retired local retailer and chair of Peterhead Projects, Linda Bolger, and Fraserburgh Lifeboat cox, Victor Sutherland.

The RNLI receives no funding from the UK Government, relying on the goodwill and charity of volunteers to continue to save lives.

In Fraserburgh, Lifeboats have been launched for nearly 200 years, her crews honoured with 16 awards for their gallantry.

Meanwhile, in Peterhead, the Blue Toon can boast to being the first station in Scotland to receive a Tamar class lifeboat, an all-weather vessel that has the capacity for over 100 passengers on-board.

Both towns, similarly, benefit from the work of the Fishermen’s Missions, a national charity that fights poverty and despair in fishing communities by providing emergency and welfare support to fishermen and their families.

MACBI (Mintlaw and Central Buchan Initiative) Community Centre Project, which is looking to create a state-of-the-art community centre in Mintlaw, will also look to benefit from the event.

Members of MACBI have already secured funding for part of the project, and are hopeful of establishing a multi-purpose community centre serving the needs of communities throughout Central Buchan.

Help For Heroes will also benefit from the boxing tournament, the charity aiding service men and women wounded in service for our country.

The AABC, part of Amateur Boxing Scotland, offers a local club that works closely with children in the area, providing a safe and controlled environment where they can learn and respect the discipline of boxing.

For more information on the event, please visit Crimonmogate Events at www.cmg-events.co.uk, or call them on 01346 532401.