Health & Fitness
Liverpool-based business steps in to help kickboxing champ Charlie Knox after robbery
4 years ago
Bibby Distribution has helped nine-year-old Team GB hopeful Charlie Knox fight back after thieves stole his £175 savings from the glove box of his mum’s car.
Charlie, who started kickboxing when he was just four years old, had been raising funds to be able to compete in the US Championships by packing groceries at supermarkets every weekend with his friends from the Senshi Academy in Widnes.
He had collected £175 in total, which was taken when his mum Justine’s car was broken into and ransacked. We ran the story last week on The Guide Liverpool.
After Charlie’s grandad, Paul Smith, who works at logistics firm Bibby Distribution’s head office on Exchange Street, Liverpool, told his CEO Richard Morson what had happened, the company donated £400 to Charlie’s fundraising efforts.
Richard said: “We’re a family business that believes in doing the right thing. When I heard about Charlie’s loss after all the hard work and dedication he had put into his training and fundraising, I knew we had to help.”
He added: “We wish him all the best in his future competitions and will be cheering him on in the future.”
Charlie’s family has also set up a GoFundMe page to support his ambitions to compete on an international basis.