AN AMATEUR boxing club have received a life saving boost.
Birch Green ABC in Skelmersdale has been reborn thanks to a £15,000-plus cash boost from Whitemoss Community Fund.
They will now be able to turn the old, run-down Heversham Meeting Rooms into a new community facility with new changing rooms, toilets, windows, doors, a new roof as well as redecoration and general improvements.
The cash, provided by Whitemoss Landfill Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund, is administered by GrantScape and was given the go-ahead after it was recommended for approval by Whitemoss Community Fund Advisory Group, made up of local businesses, as well as representatives from West Lancashire Borough Council, West Lancashire CVS and Groundwork.
The Boxing Club was officially opened at the weekend - around 20 years after the original Birch Green Amateur Boxing Club closed its doors.