Organisers of the annual Oswestry Community Games say they are "honoured" after partnering with boxing star Joe Lockley, to support a charity for people with life-changing physical and emotional trauma.

The Games are returning on Sunday, June 12 in Cae Glas Park, from 11am until 4pm,promising some great fun for everybody involved.

Lead organiser James Manford said: "With so many sports clubs, dance and community groups coming along to take part and show Oswestry what activities are on offer."

"This year’s 10th anniversary community games promises to be a real burst of life."

The Guest of Honour this year, Joe Lockley, is known for having a great impact on people's lives in Shropshire as founder of Bright Star Boxing Club in Shifnal, and has just been shortlisted for the UK Coaching Changing lives award.

But he doesn't just reach locally. Joe has recently been to Dubai to speak at the largest global gathering in history, the Expo 2020 Dubai, where he explained the way he uses boxing to help even "the most hard to reach young people".


Joe Lockley and his team are making a huge difference by creating a variety of different programmes tailored to the people they want to help.

And that hasn't been unnoticed as they won the 2021 Queens award, a West Midlands mental health award and being shortlisted for a national diversity award.

The charity that they are supporting, Climbing Out, was founded by another well-known Shropshire individual, Kelda Wood, who rowed the Atlantic Ocean single handed.

Climbing Out provides fully funded five days of outdoor activities and programmes aimed at "rebuilding confidence, self-esteem and motivation for people facing life-changing injury, illness or trauma".

All the offered activities, are adapted to meet the needs and capabilities of individual participants. There is something for everyone as their range include climbing, kayaking, hill walking, abseiling and caving.

“We are very grateful to Bid Oswestry and Oswestry Town Council for being our two key sponsors this year.

"Alongside Mary Hignett Bequest Fund and Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing have also added to the funding so many thanks go to them as well."

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