Hoghton Police Cadet Wins Boxing Book Design Contest


Alistair White, Preston North End Community Engagement Officer, Lewis Findlay and Inspector Jon Cisco (Early Response Team)

A Hoghton Police Cadet has won a competition to design the cover for a booklet used for a new boxing club initiative.


Preston Police Cadet Lewis Findlay, 14, of Hoghton, and others designed the cover with a design that would reflect their interpretation of how sport, and in particular boxing, can help young people in fitness, wellness, discipline and mental health.

Police worked with Larches and Savick Boxing Club, Safer Preston, LANPAC and Community Gateway Housing Association to help vulnerable children stay out of trouble by involving them in boxing and providing free spaces for a boxing lesson and a 12-week coaching course.

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Lewis said: “I’ve always been interested in sports, and it was a chance to show off my creative talents and combine the two.”

As part of the competition, Lewis’ design is printed on the cover of more than 100 booklets, and he received two tickets to attend a Preston North End football match of his choice.

Sergeant Martin Hughes of Preston Police, who created the initiative, said: “We were impressed with Lewis’s design, which was simple but captured all the words associated with wellbeing and mental health.

“We know there is a lack of facilities in the area, but by teaming up with key partners, we have been able to fund an exciting project to help keep vulnerable children occupied during the summer holidays.”

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Alistair White is the Community Engagement Officer at Preston North End.

White said: “Having good partnerships is hugely important, and we are happy to support the work that Preston Police are doing to give vulnerable young people a chance to learn something new and develop their skills. “

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