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Weekly workouts for Redbridge under-17s to be streamed on Instagram

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 May 2020

European boxing champion Lawrence Okolie is the first guest on the new virtual workout and help service. Picture: Gus Grandfield

European boxing champion Lawrence Okolie is the first guest on the new virtual workout and help service. Picture: Gus Grandfield

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Redbridge Council has partnered with BoxUpCrime to launch a new virtual workout and telephone support service for children and young people aged eight to 17.

BoxUpCrime will stream live weekly workouts and training videos on Instagram, information and advice on how to prepare healthy meals, support with CV writing, and ideas on how to remain active and motivated at home.

The team will also run a daily telephone support and advice hotline for children and young people in the borough who may be struggling at home during the lockdown.

If you or anyone you know needs support contact the hotline on 07903 101 748 every day from 9am to 9pm. Children and young people can text, WhatsApp or call to chat with one of its qualified team members.

It begins with European boxing champion, Lawrence Okolie, today, Friday May 1 at 5pm via its BoxUpCrime Instagram account.

Lawrence will be live on BoxUp’s feed running a bespoke workout and sharing his story; how he developed his skills, and his experience becoming an Olympian and European champion.

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Cllr Jas Athwal, leader of Redbridge Council, said: “We understand that many children and young people may be feeling isolated during the lockdown, so it’s great to now have the BoxUp telephone support service to provide advice and help during this difficult time.

“We want young people to feel they can contact the team to discuss any issues or concerns they may be struggling with.

“I hope young people in the borough follow and enjoy the live weekly workouts.

“Redbridge is very lucky to have Lawrence Okolie, launching the first live boxing session. What a great way to keep us motivated and focused on exercise whilst we’re indoors.”

Stephen Addison, founder of BoxUpCrime, said: “No young person should feel that they are alone during this pandemic.

“This is why I developed the following four key areas of engagement to help young people feel connected, talk 2 BoxUp , train with BoxUp, eat with BoxUp and learn with BoxUp.

“All of these key areas are delivered either via our hotline or through BoxUpCrime on Instagram.”


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