NEWMAN, Western Australia, 17 July 2012 - Fortescue recently supported the Newman Boxing Club’s charity boxing match to help raise funds for critical health services that have a positive impact on the Newman community.
Fortescue’s Community Support program provided $5,000 in funding to the Newman Boxing Club to host the charity boxing match, which raised $18,000 in total for St John Ambulance Australia and Royal Flying Doctor Service.
“Fortescue is committed to investing in the communities in which we operate and we’re pleased to have supported Newman Boxing Club’s fundraising activities for two very worthy organisations,” said Heath Sanderson, Fortescue’s Superintendent Community/VTEC.
The charity boxing match attracted local talent from Newman, Karratha, Wickham and Port Hedland. Close to 700 people cheered on as competitors from 14 to 45 years of age took to the ring.
The event provided motivation for improving the health of local competitors with the Newman amateur boxers training for up to 6 months prior to the match. One competitor shed 26 kilograms leading up to the event.