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Mayor Sadiq Khan, Met Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley, Councillor Jas Athwal, leader of Redbridge Council, and Lib Peck, Director of the Violence Reduction Unit visited the home of Box Up Crime in Ilford to discuss initiatives such as Box Up Crime working to reduce youth violence in the capital.
Box Up Crime celebrated its 9 year and the launch of a new unique state of the art boxing gym in one of the biggest primary schools in the UK with a Family Fun Day. The celebration was a huge success with activities for children, food and fun for all.
Box Up Crime has officially become affiliated for the 2021-2022 season as an England Boxing Member Club.
Edvinas, an amateur boxer from Box Up Crime, asked former heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis about his career and how he approaches boxing.
The founder of Box Up Crime has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honours list.
In October 2020, Box Up opened a brand new hub in Barking in a bid to stop young people falling victim to violence or ending up behind bars through offering free mentoring and training.
No More Red is an initiative between Arsenal and Adidas that will see Adidas support the long-standing work being done by Arsenal in the Community to keep young people safe from knife crime and youth violence.
As part of a visit to a new Youth Zone in East London, the Duke of Sussex spoke to young people whose lives are being changed at Box Up Crime.