The Join In blog: Tagged "BigHelpOut"

Join In's Top 10 blogs of 2015
What were your highlights from a great year in volunteering?

Join In’s top 10 blogs of 2015

In 2015, our blog covered everything from korfball to blind golf. We bring it to a close with some of our favourite blogs from the past twelve months.

10. Fat boy Slimmer

Ben Fairburn once weighed twenty-three stone, now he weighs fifteen. Ben wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the help of volunteers. Here is his inspirational story:

Fat Boy Slimmer

The transformation of Ben before and after running is remarkable. (more…)

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Leighton Morgan (left) gives back to the sport he loves.

The Big Help Out in your words

This year’s televised #BigHelpOut campaign inspired Leighton Morgan back into local boxing. He now helps out at Peterborough Police ABC, but there’s a lot more to Leighton’s story than that. Here it is, in his own words.

“I grew up in the South Wales valleys where amateur boxing was quite popular, along with rugby, of course. I had a number of contests and even became Welsh Boxing Federation Champion in 2000 while I was at university in Cardiff.

I moved to Bristol after graduating and decided to try professional boxing as a heavyweight, but only had five fights before coming to the conclusion that I couldn’t dedicate myself fully to the training required while also continuing with my day job as a marketing manager.