Today marks the first day of National Hate Crime Awareness week. Hate crimes in the UK are on the rise, just in the last year there has been a 17% increase in crimes and incidents. The organisation (NHCAW) is campaigning to encourage authorities, councils, police and other key partners to help reduce hate crimes and incidents in their local areas.
We know that Brendan firmly believed regardless of your background everyone had a place in the Ingle gym, as long as you showed respect for not only yourself, but for the people around you…
Here at the Foundation we strive to carry this on throughout the community and are working along side the South Yorkshire police in a campaign for a Safer Sheffield. We are providing social, fitness classes and run clubs for the locals, creating a safe place for all, a wider sense of community and connection, as well as improving general well-being. Follow the links to find out more about the National Hate Crime Awareness organisation, and how you can support it.
#NationalHCAW #NoRoomForHateUK #SafePlaceForAll #WeStandTogether
Friday the 4th of October was a special day in Sheffield with the official unveiling of the Brendan Ingle plaque outside the famous Ingle boxing gym. Lots of familiar faces gathered on Newman Road, Wincobank, who’s lives have been heavily impacted by Brendan’s positive life philosophies and selfless actions. Amongst those were the likes of former world champion, now Sky Sports presenter Johnny Nelson, professional boxer Kid Galahad, and Sheffield musician Shaun Doane. It was a family occasion with Alma, Dominic, Bridget, Tara and John all present. The cast Iron plaque is a modest installation on the foot of the entrance to the boxing gym, where the ‘Ingle Way’ will eventually begin. (You can find out more about this just a few clicks over from our blog on this website. ) The modest plaque has been funded by generous donations from both football clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, Parsons Cross Boxing Gym, Matchroom Boxing as well as a number of private donations. The plaque is just a small gesture in a very big picture for the community. With plans to develop the outside playground in the near future, the foundation is increasing the use of this outside space more and more through it’s various projects in sport and physical activities. There wouldn’t be a more suitable way to honour Brendan Ingle’s memory. An ode to his legacy.
Last night we held our second Women Only Boxing session at the Ingle Gym. After successfully launching the class only last week, we opened the doors to 22 smiling faces! A huge well done to all of the ladies who took part. This is a community class open to all ages and levels. Our main focus is to get fit, have fun whilst doing it and learn some boxing skills along the way! You can find our session times on our website.
Watch this space to see what else we get up to…