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Brum gym helps crime-hit Jamaica police station

COMMUNITY STRENGTH: Colin Treasure, centre, pictured with students in 2015, wanted to help when he heard that Linstead Police Station had fallen victim to crime.

THE GENEROSITY of the members of a multi- purpose gym based near Birmingham City Centre means that Christmas has come early for an unsuspecting police station in St Catherine, Jamaica.

When word that a member of Highgate’s Community Aero-Kick Gym had fallen victim to crime in Jamaica reached the owners, they took action and arranged for two badly needed desktop computers to be donated to the Linstead Police Station.

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Gym co-owner Colin Treasure told The Voice: “Even though we struggle to secure funding, when one of our members told us of their plight in Jamaica, we acted.

“He sent us pictures back, thanking us as the equipment went to a police station which has never had a single computer. They look so proud!"

Colin’s business partner Rudy Robinson added: “We had a lot of computers here. Why not share them with people that need them, especially when they are trying to do good?

“We plan to donate some more.”

Since it opened four years ago, Community Aero-Kick has worked actively in promoting health, fitness, education and behavioural change through sport.

With five fighters who medalled at the recent International Combat Championships in Birmingham, Community Aero-Kick has just completed a 12-week programme to dissuade youths and young people from becoming involved in gangs and are set to produce a video to document it for a Midlands university.

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