Awarded the Queen’s Award
Titchfield Amateur Boxing Club has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest honour given to volunteer groups across the UK.
The club, which has been in existence for more than 50 years, welcomes members from all walks of life and has raised more than £200,000 to assist local charities financially, especially focusing on helping handicapped children.
The unique UK honour recognises the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. It has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals. Nominations are received by the Cabinet Office, which sends a final list to the Queen for her approval.
Club chairman, secretary and matchmaker, Ken Charman (pictured), said: ‘To the best of our knowledge this is the first time that a boxing club has been honoured with this award. Any individual, regardless of background is welcome at Titchfield ABC.’