A CURRAMBINE gym will host a 24-hour boxing event this weekend to raise funds for a mental health charity.
Lacey’s Gym will hold back-to-back classes from 1pm on Friday to 1pm on Saturday to raise money for LIVIN, which raises awareness for mental health in young people and fights the stigma attached to it.
Gym general manager Jon Ramage said the charity’s founders started it after the suicide of a friend who had been a keen boxer.
Mr Ramage said for a donation, anyone could take part in the classes at the gym near Currambine Shopping Centre.
“We will also have one of the bikes running for 24 hours,” he said.
“It will be loads of fun and a great cause with the gym being open to everyone for a donation that can be made at the gym on the day – $5 minimum for non-members.”
LIVIN promotes speaking out about mental illness and uses funds raised for education and raising awareness through schools, universities, sporting clubs and businesses.
Visit www.livin.org for more information.