King’s Lynn gets set for a knock out boxing event to raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers

From left gym owner Mark Flowers, Nikki Scott and Robbie Owen get set for the white collar boxing ev

From left gym owner Mark Flowers, Nikki Scott and Robbie Owen get set for the white collar boxing event in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

A boxing event for Scotty's Little Soldiers hopes to pack up a punch for bereaved forces families.

From left gym owner Mark Flowers, Nikki Scott and Robbie Owen get set for the white collar boxing ev

From left gym owner Mark Flowers, Nikki Scott and Robbie Owen get set for the white collar boxing event in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

The King's Lynn-based charity is looking for West Norfolk's answer to Anthony Joshua for the Heroes for 6 Minutes white collar boxing event.

Whether you've thrown a few jabs before or have never stepped foot in the ring, the free boxing training sessions offer a way to keep fit for a good cause.

Created by ex-navy officer Robbie Owen in 2015, Heroes for 6 Minutes is aimed at people with little or no boxing experience, providing them with professional training to get pumped for a competitive three-round bout at a black tie event in front of friends and family.

Mr Owen said the eight-week training sessions will begin next month at Motiv8 gym on North Lynn Industrial Estate, with the big match booked for Sunday, April 8 at Lynn Corn Exchange.

From left gym owner Mark Flowers, Nikki Scott and Robbie Owen get set for the white collar boxing ev

From left gym owner Mark Flowers, Nikki Scott and Robbie Owen get set for the white collar boxing event in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


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'It is life-changing for people who haven't trained in a very long time or have never been to the gym,' Mr Owen said. 'It's a great mental skill and makes you more confident as well.

'There is a great camaraderie between the boxers that take part and friendships are formed – there's a lot more to this event than throwing punches. Safety is paramount and we will have off-duty paramedics on stand by.'

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Mark Flowers, owner of Motiv8 and a former boxer for the Royal Navy, will be coaching the training sessions. He said: 'It will be very well organised with an amatuer-stroke-professional set up. Boxing has been held in King's Lynn but it has never been in a prestigious place like the Corn Exchange.'

All money raised from this event, which 40 people have already signed up for, will be donated to Scotty's. The charity was set up in 2010 by widow Nikki Scott following the death of her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, in Afghanistan.Scotty's now supports over 300 children across the UK, providing a vital support network to children and young adults who have lost a parent.

Ms Scott said: 'We're hugely grateful to Robbie and Mark at Motiv8 for coming together to make this happen and for raising vital funds for our members. We're looking forward to tracking the progress of participants.'

To take up the challenge got to www.heroesfor6.com/sign-up-h46.

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