VCBC6 – The Vantage Charity Boxing Challenge

The 6th Charity Boxing Match

VCBC6On Saturday 1st December, Vantage Sporting Group are hosting their 6th Charity Boxing Challenge.  VCBC6 is set to take place at the O2 Academy, Bournemouth – a brilliant venue for the white collar boxing event. For this challenge Vantage have chosen to support Dorset Mind once more. The event is also being held in loving memory of VCBC Trainer Johnny Whittam.

The reason for taking part…

Bruce Clarkson who took part in VCBC4 spoke about his reasons for taking part – it was hugely personal to him.

“Depression and other mental health issues still have a certain taboo about them and only those who have lived through it, or with someone who’s suffered can truly understand the difficulties it brings but also truly appreciate the help of charities such as Dorset Mind. I for one wouldn’t be where I am today without this type of support and can’t thank them enough for the great work they do!!

I’ll admit, the training was hard and along the way blood, sweat and tears were shed but I kept reminding myself of why I was doing it and the benefit my commitment would have for others!!  The guys at fit2box we’re amazing, really took the time to support every fighter and we’re so professional in their approach to training, fitness, nutrition and health & safety!!

The event itself was nothing short of spectacular and such a great buzz! For everyone, win, lose or draw it really didn’t matter. Just being part of the event and raising so much money was reward enough!! Would I do it again???…absolutely!!”

Sam Davis also spoke about why he is taking part in the challenge this year-

‘Mental health is a prevalent challenge in today’s environment, and a challenge that often goes under the radar – A. because it’s hard to know how to help, and B. because it’s even harder knowing who to help! Dorset Mind are constantly challenging the stigma of mental health; helping people to come forward if/when they need to, and they then offer incredible support thereafter.’

If you would like to support the boxers, please click here to donate to their Just Giving page!

Attending the Vantage Charity Boxing Challenge

Tickets are on sale now for the challenge and there are 3 types available. The tickets on offer are Dress Circle Standing, Gods Seated and table seats. There are also two exclusive Royal Boxes that seat 10 people each. To find out more about prices and to buy tickets, follow this link.

For more information about events Dorset Mind are involved in, check our events calendar.