On the 3rd of November 2016 we hosted our inaugural Charity Boxing Night at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London in association with Nemesis Amateur Boxing Club. The main aim of the night was to raise funds for the boxing club to help towards a bright future for all of its members. As well as to raise money for the Ellenor Hospice charity which is very close to our hearts at Beamridge. as they have done great work caring for our loved ones when they need it most.
The event was attended by a crowd of over 500 people, many of which were construction industry professionals. The night was filled with great food, entertainment and many opportunities for networking. There was also a charity auction to help raise money that had prizes ranging from signed boxing memorabilia to caribbean holidays. As the night was a resounding success, both socially and charitably we have already started planning our next event for June 2017. Over £34,000 was raised for Nemesis Amateur Boxing Club and the Ellenor Hospice Charity.
Beamridge would like to thank all of those that attended our second Charity Boxing event Friday 20th October 2017. The night was full of a wide variety of bouts with women’s boxers, a team from Ireland and boxers representing our British Army. This was complimented by a three course meal and in some cases, an abundance of drinks.
As a result of your support from the event in 2016, the Nemesis Amateur Boxing Club have been able to improve all aspects of their training to provide the best opportunities for their young boxers to successfully compete in domestic and European tournaments, a situation which just a couple of years ago would have been impossible. Aside from the boxing, the generosity of the guests of the event contributed to the development of the young people who have benefitted from the family atmosphere and strong values engendered by the Nemesis ABC. All this has only been made possible by those who contributed so much to the club last year and created the legacy, we can’t wait to see what the results this year brings.
As well as supporting the boxing club, we also raised funds for the Demelza Children’s Hospice. Demelza are committed to providing the best care and support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.
On the 16th of October 2016 one of Project Directors Teresa Milligan ran in the Amsterdam Marathon to raise money for the charity Children with Cancer UK, which is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Teresa put in months of hard training in preparation for her run. She was unfortunate to pick up an injury along the way but she didn’t let that stop her as she went on to complete the full distance. Her efforts raised over £1000’s, almost doubling her initial target.
In April 2015, Media and IT Technician Charlie May took completed the London Marathon. Thanks to the collective efforts of many generous companies and individuals over £13,000 was raised for the UK’s leading road safety charity BRAKE.
Also in 2015, Mark O’Connel completed the Dublin marathon and had the following to say about the experience.
“Thanks for all those who sponsored me on the Dublin marathon this year. The training had gone very well until we arrived in Dublin and started a long tradition of Guinness drinking!! Far too much the night before the race. However managed to get around in 3 hours and 55 minutes which was not bad considering the rain and the night before. It was for a great cause for the “Greenside School”, which is a school for children with severe and profound learning difficulties aged 2-19.”
With a huge thank you to all the sponsors, Mark managed to get to £6,500.00 which was warmly received by the school.