Prince’s Trust volunteers redecorate Catterick Boxing Club

Garrison commander Lieutenant Colonel Joe Jordan, right, with Justin Barnes, left, and Prince's Trust staff and volunteers.

The building used by the newly-opened Catterick Boxing Club has been redecorated by volunteers from the Prince’s Trust.

Members of the Prince’s Trust’s Richmond and Catterick team raised more than £500 to pay for the paint and other materials needed for the work.

They then painted the gym in between sessions over a week and a half.

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The team gathered at the club on Friday when club founder Justin Barnes thanked them for their efforts.

He said: “I wanted to say thank for their work which has made a huge difference and we are very grateful.

“I’ve told them that if they wanted to come and use the gym for free the are more than welcome.”

Also present was Lieutenant Colonel Joe Jordan, who has been a supporter of both the boxing club and the Prince’s Trust’s work in the area.

The gym was being used by boxers from 4 Scots who were preparing for an up coming bout.

He said: “The boxing club was a facility that just wasn’t there. It’s not just for the garrison but for the whole community.”

Kat Clayton, 17, was one of the team Prince’s Trust team leaders and helped organise the work.

She said the team did a 12-hour sponsored cycle ride and held a raffle to raise the money for the paint and other supplies.

She said: “This kind of project helps us get prepared for work. We worked hard together as a team to get the work done.

“It’s great to see it completed.”

For more details on the boxing club, which accepts junior and senior members, click here.