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Charity Work – Poplar Lightning Run

Poplar Boys & Girls Club Charity Run

Poplar Boys and Girls Club is an integral part of the community in this disadvantaged corner of East London. As well as providing a great environment for local kids to learn boxing, the facilities are home to a children’s summer camp and after school club.

Usage of the club peaks during the summer months, providing working parents with a safe place to leave their children. It is therefore particularly bad timing that on July 25th the club was struck by lighting. The lightning caused considerable damage to the roof and ceiling. Subsequent water infiltration caused damage to the gym floor turning sections into a health and safety hazard. To add insult to injury, much of of the boxing equipment and children’s games were damaged by water.

In order to ensure the continued survival of this invaluable facility funds needed to be raised urgently. Clifford Morton were therefore delighted to be given the opportunity help. We have joined forces with the club to sponsor and help organise a charity run. The run will consist of four miles around the local area. All funds raised will be going directly towards the rebuilding of the damaged facility.


Get Involved with the Poplar Lightning Run

There are several ways in which you can support the run. The first is to come along and take part!  The adult’s run will commence on Sunday August 29th at 12:00PM from Poplar Club. The children’s run will take place at 10am. Of course if you do take up the challenge then we’d be delighted if you could raise some sponsorship.

If your knees, lungs or any other part of you isn’t up to running four miles then please come down to cheer on the runners and make a donation yourself.

Lastly, if you aren’t able to make it on the day then why not contact Scott and the team to make a small donation to the club? As the saying goes, every little helps and it will be truly appreciated.

East End boxing legend Charlie Magri will be attending the event and presenting finishers medals to children. Charlie will be joined by other celebrity boxers to help the make the event a wonderful occasion.

Best of luck to Bradley from the Clifford Morton Investments team who will be attempting the four miles – training has been going great apparently!