Huge congratulations to Mathew Kane who won his fight in the ‘Ultra White Collar Boxing‘ event on Saturday 24th June 2017. Mathew has been training for this fight for 8 weeks and commented:
This is not enough time to prepare anyone for battle, I trained at least 4 times a week as the thing to remember is the harder you train the easier you fight. If you want to win, you have to train harder and smarter than your opponent.
Colleagues who witnessed Mathew’s fight described it as one of the best fights of the evening. Mathew and his opponent fought 3 fast-paced rounds and traded punches for the entire match. At the final bell, the judges came to a split decision, but Mathew’s technical abilities and aggressive/attacking style gave him the edge.
Mathew raised £475 for Cancer Research through donations and ticket sales.
In 2014 the Gelder Group launched its 2017 Vision and as part of that Vision made a conscience decision to only support charities and requests for donations that came directly from its own staff. Since that time the company have donated over £12,000 to forty charities.
The latest donation followed a request from staff member Stewart Loughton (Quantity Surveyor) to support the Greenbank Under 11’s Football Team and we were delighted to assist with a donation of equipment.
On the donation Stewart Loughton commented:
Just wanted to say a massive thanks for the extremely kind donation by the Gelder Group which has provided the team with some much needed new training equipment. The kids were chuffed to bits with it all last night at training so it is very much appreciated.