A boxing club has raised more than £500 which will go towards a care home for ex-boxers who may have fallen on hard times after their career ended.

The Ringside Rest & Care Home is a planned 36-bed residential care facility for former boxers who may be struggling mentally or physically with no means of support.

As part of the fundraising campaign, young members at Bushey Boxing Club ran four laps round a park in the town, raising £505.

A cheque was presented to Bob Williams, chairman of the Home Counties Ex Boxers Association.

Michael Shinkwin, a coach at the club in Bushey, said: “We just wanted to help out. We are only a little club but we’ve been told we have a big heart and wanted to do our bit. It will go towards this home for these former boxers who have nowhere else to go.”

Other fundraising missions for the care home include a sponsored skydive which will be undertaken by current and former boxers across the country, while Watford’s Anthony Joshua is expected to wear the Ringside Rest & Care Home logo on his shorts in his next world heavyweight title fight.

Visit a Go Fund Me Page at https://uk.gofundme.com/the-rinsgide-rest-amp-care-home-for-exboxers