It’s great to bring the local community and the Naval Base together for an eventful, entertaining evening, developing relationships and networking

Petty Officer Physical Training 'Dizzy' Dawson, event organiser

Enable Helensburgh provide support to disabled adults, adults with learning difficulties and their families in and around the Helensburgh area and the money raised will make a huge difference.

Tony Pearson, a representative for Enable Helensburgh spoke movingly about why events such as these are so important, “Enable Helensburgh have a very special relationship with HM Naval Base Clyde.

“I’d tell people to come to events like this because you’ve got to be caring, you’ve got to look after people – and then you’ll get it back in masses yourself.”

The aim for this annual boxing event is to offer personnel the chance to develop their boxing skills and the opportunity to fight at a higher level.

As any boxer will know, boxing enhances so many of the services core values from self-discipline and dedication to courage. By exercising these abilities in the boxing ring, boxers can use the transferable skills learned and employ them in the military environment.

Petty Officer Physical Training “Dizzy” Dawson, who organised the event, said: “It was a fantastic night of boxing. There’s always a healthy spirit of competition between the services and each and every fighter gave it one-hundred percent.

“It’s great to bring the local community and the Naval Base together for an eventful, entertaining evening, developing relationships and networking. We have had a lot of positive feedback from the show.”

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