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Hoghton police cadet wins boxing booklet design contest

Posted on - 6th July, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Crime, Preston News, Preston North End, South Ribble News, Sport
Alistair White, Preston North End Community Engagement Officer, Lewis Findlay, and Inspector Jon Cisco (Early Intervention Team)

A Hoghton police cadet has won a competition to design the front cover of a booklet used for a new boxing club initiative.

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Preston Police cadet Lewis Findlay, 14, from Hoghton, and others designed the front cover with a design that would reflect their interpretation of how sport, and in particular boxing, can help young people with fitness, well-being, discipline and mental health.

Police have worked with Larches and Savick Boxing Club, Safer Preston, LANPAC and housing association Community Gateway to help keep vulnerable children out of trouble by getting them involved in boxing and providing free spaces on a 12-week boxing lesson and coaching course. 

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Lewis said: “I’ve always been interested in sport, and this was a chance to show my creative skills and put the two together.”

As part of the competition, Lewis’s design is printed on the front cover of more than 100 booklets, and he received two tickets to watch a Preston North End football match of his choice.

Sgt Martin Hughes from Preston Police, who created the initiative, said: “We were impressed with Lewis’ design, which was simple but captured all the words associated with well-being and mental health.

“We know there is a lack of facilities in the area, but by linking up with key partners, we have been able to fund an exciting project to help keep vulnerable children occupied over the summer holidays.”

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Alistair White is the community engagement officer at Preston North End.

White said: “It’s massively important to have great partnerships, and we are happy to support the work done by Preston Police to give vulnerable young people a chance to learn something new and develop their skills.”

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