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Charity Fight Night raises funds for Blue Triangle Hamilton

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Last updated: 2.05pm, by Leanne McGuire

Former service user of Hamilton Project, Toto Zaid, recently contacted us with the fantastic news that he was arranging a boxing event to raise funds for the service as a way of saying thank you for the support he received during his year long stay between 2005/2006. Furthermore, Zaid himself was risking life and limb by putting his amateur boxing skills to the test and stepping in to the ring at the event on Saturday 5th March 2016 at the Alona Hotel in Motherwell.

Staff and service users were delighted to be invited along to the Fight Night IX event where they were treated to a bird’s eye view of all of the excitement taking place in the ring. The generosity displayed by Zaid, The Fighting Scots Gym and the audience on the night was overwhelming and we are very grateful for the support. The event raised a magnificent amount for Hamilton Project and the final total will be disclosed at a formal cheque presentation at the boxing gym in the very near future.
Service user, Logan Cronnie, enjoyed the night too, taking plenty of photos of the action as well as passing the time chatting to other guests at the table including former Celtic and Hamilton Accies players.
Support worker, Christina Little, and her husband, John, were really excited to be able to attend the event and cheer Toto on to a win his fight. Christina was one of the members of staff dating back to Zaid’s stay in the project and was thrilled to be able to attend. Christina said “To be a part of this night was very special in many different ways….not only has it been amazing to experience the atmosphere of the occasion and witness the goodwill and generosity displayed, it has also been a night of celebration. To see the progress he has made in the intervening years…….what an inspiration and positive role model he is for our service users today. This is testimony to the difference that support can make to vulnerable homeless people and it is moments like these that can make us all feel proud and lucky to be part of each person’s personal journey. On behalf of everyone at Blue Triangle, I would like to thank Zaid for his support. We are all very proud of him! Donations of this type can make a real difference to the quality of life of the young people we support and accommodate. To know that Zaid benefited from the service and has remembered us is the biggest gift of all”.

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