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Improve funding to keep the Ozbox Scheme

This petition had 1,186 supporters

Ozbox is a free boxing/ fitness scheme aimed at children, teenagers and adults from all backgrounds in Derbyshire and Derby city. Aiming to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime through providing a fitness programme to promote the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. 

Established in 2003 it has influenced the lives of many children who have become fit, made friends, grown in self esteem and confidence through having regular support and guidance through positive supportive role models in their lives at  Ozbox. These children who otherwise may be playing on the streets engaging in crime. 

The Allenton based gym was originally commissioned to encouraged community cohession.This goal has been achieved. Other benefits achieved by the scheme so far include reduced calls to the police service for anti-social behaviour and low level crime. It has helped deter young people away from crime through providing a social environment for the young people to meet.

There are many other Ozbox gyms across Derby and Derbyshire that have helped to improve the lives of the children/teenagers in the locaility. Please sign the petition to show your appreciation and encourage them to keep the scheme running. To benefit and influence the lives of Ozbox children. 

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