Boxing for Realise

Jackie Adams raised £586 for the Realise Foundation at a charity boxing event, but finding out exactly where the money goes was a bit of a surprise.

The mother-of-two who run Jack’s Convenience Store in Norton has always been a charitable person, regularly raising money for cancer charities.

But she decided to ask friends and family for some suggestions for a new local cause and that’s how she heard about the Realise Foundation.

She said: “Local causes are close to my heart and I wanted to do something different, so I put the feelers out and someone mentioned the Realise Foundation.

“I quickly learnt about how the money helps young apprentices and it sounded fantastic.

“Then I visited PM Training to learn more and I discovered my own son Luke had been an apprentice about eight years ago, I was so pleased to be able to give something back.

“Luke loved his time at PM Training, he was learning to become a gardener at the time and he got a fantastic work placement at Trentham Gardens.

“He is now 24 and he is self-employed, running his own business. But his experiences at PM Training gave him the skills and confidence to achieve this.”

Jackie is hoping to raise more money for the Realise Foundation in the future and she has collection boxes at her shop in Norton, helping to spread the word about the charity.

She added: “I would encourage others to consider doing something to raise money for The Realise Foundation, it’s a great charity which is making a real difference to local young people, it’s worth shouting about.”