A LOCAL boxing gym is embarking on a fundraising mission to enable them to purchase much-needed equipment for up and coming youngsters.

Barnsley Star Amateur Boxing Club, on Doncaster Road, is a non-profit organisation which relies heavily on subs and donations.

Victoria Harford, whose husband is a volunteer at the club, said: “We are hoping to raise £1,000 to buy new equipment for the gym and if we are fortunate enough we would love to be able to raise enough to refurbish the outdoor area of the gym to enable boxers to train outside safely in the spring and summer.

“So many children and adults will benefit from the use of the new equipment and by fundraising we will be able to continue to provide more than affordable sessions for the local community.”