Save Rectory Amature Boxing Club (ABC)
The Rectory Amateur Boxing Cub has been open for six years, helping a wealth of members from all corners of society. Prices have deliberately been kept as low as possible, to ensure that everyone and anyone had the opportunity to be involved. The variety of people affected by the work of Rectory ABC is astonishing, including special needs groups, youth groups, youth offenders, and many other groups of all ages. Services such as the West Midlands Police Force and Social Services have also utilised the Rectory to help the young people of the local community. The building was initially victim of substantial vandalism rendering it unusable, but thanks to the hard work a dedication of Rectory ABC's members it has now been restored and renovated to house the Amateur Boxing Club. This has saved the local council and taxpayers a total of £120,000. as the building was costing the local authority £20,000 per year to repair vandalism, which has been completely halted by the boxing clubs presence in the building, and their relationship with the local youth In addition to this, substantial costs have been saved by the club's efforts to help keep vulnerable young people off the street and begin to change their lives by discovering their passions and aspirations. But sadly, the council had announced that the rent of the property will increase by a staggering 1000%, plus add-ons. There is no feasible way the club can afford to continue with such a substantial increase in costs.