What is the Frank Bruno Foundation?

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THE FRANK BRUNO FOUNDATION is a charity and is entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1171012.

What does the foundation do?

The Frank Bruno Foundation will provide structured  non-contact boxing sessions and well-being programs aimed to relieve the social, emotional and mental distress that adversely affects the mental health of children, young people and adults.

‘We are aiming to bring together the benefits of non-contact boxing with a solution focused well-being program. The aim is to bring healthy-body and healthy-mind approaches together to provide a holistic and enjoyable approach to supporting people with mental health problems. The aim is to help people to develop a healthier body and a healthier mind, building on their existing physical and emotional strengths and achievements. Our aspiration is that people will use the skills they learn on the programme to develop a happier, more fulfilling and successful future.”

Fighting Back!

The Frank Bruno Foundation is a direct result of Frank wanting to give something back to the community. Frank has faced challenges both in and out of the ring and has always done so with determination, dignity, humor and humility.

But it is Frank’s bravery and honesty in talking about his battles with mental health issues, which continue to earn him the respect of those whose affection he won as a boxer. It is fitting then that supporting sufferers of mental ill-health is where Frank feels his attention best focussed.

What does the foundation do?

The Frank Bruno Foundation will provide structured non-contact boxing sessions and well-being programs aimed to relieve the social, emotional and mental distress that adversely affects the mental health of children, young people and adults.

‘We are aiming to bring together the benefits of non-contact boxing with a solution focused well-being program. The aim is to bring healthy-body and healthy-mind approaches together to provide a holistic and enjoyable approach to supporting people with mental health problems. The aim is to help people to develop a healthier body and a healthier mind, building on their existing physical and emotional strengths and achievements. Our aspiration is that people will use the skills they learn on the programme to develop a happier, more fulfilling and successful future.”

Fighting Back!

The Frank Bruno Foundation is a direct result of Frank wanting to give something back to the community. Frank has faced challenges both in and out of the ring and has always done so with determination, dignity, humour and humility.

But it is Frank’s bravery and honesty in talking about his battles with mental health issues, which continue to earn him the respect of those whose affection he won as a boxer. It is fitting then that supporting sufferers of mental ill-health is where Frank feels his attention best focussed.

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Photo credit Trinity Mirror 2017

Our Mission Statement

The Frank Bruno Foundation is a registered charity which aims to provide support, encouragement and the motivation to succeed for those experiencing or recovering from mental ill-health.

By providing structured opportunities for progressive programmes of non-contact boxing, The Frank Bruno Foundation will directly support participants in building self-esteem, confidence and discipline and applying such skills to their daily lives.

How it’s helped

Find out how non-contact boxing has helped suffers from mental ill-health via their own experiences.

Peter Jones

“Boxing fitness helps you to feel more confident with my peer group.”
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“Boxing fitness helps you to feel more confident with my peer group.”

Lisa Small

“The boxing training help with my concentration and has made me look after myself more.”
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“The boxing training help with my concentration and has made me look after myself more.”

Preeti Patel

“It has helped increase my stamina, release my anger and stress, plus it gives me hope for my dreams.”
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“It has helped increase my stamina, release my anger and stress, plus it gives me hope for my dreams.”

Luis Miguel

“Boxing fitness gives you a sense of purpose to get up and get going.”
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“Boxing fitness gives you a sense of purpose to get up and get going.”

Ian Campbell

“The boxing community is like a second family, because it gives me a sense of belonging.”
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“The boxing community is like a second family, because it gives me a sense of belonging.”

Lucy Bassett

“Boxing fitness is not just about training, it is about building relationships and working as a team.”
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“Boxing fitness is not just about training, it is about building relationships and working as a team.”

Mary Siddel

“The discipline of boxing fitness helps me improve academically, stay focused and manage my ADHD.”
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“The discipline of boxing fitness helps me improve academically, stay focused and manage my ADHD.”

Barry Surtees

“Prefer doing boxing fitness and sport to sitting on my X-Box all day.”
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“Prefer doing boxing fitness and sport to sitting on my X-Box all day.”

Matt Allen

“Using the lessons from the coaches helps with my life style choices.”
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“Using the lessons from the coaches helps with my life style choices.”

Laura Colins

“It teaches you alternative way to manage difficult situations outside the gym.”
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“It teaches you alternative way to manage difficult situations outside the gym.”

John Walton

“After the training, you come away feeling good and relaxed, proud of your achievement.”
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“After the training, you come away feeling good and relaxed, proud of your achievement.”

What is Non-contact boxing?

What is it?

Non-contact boxing is boxing without being hit; it is a physical workout which includes a mixture of balance, quick movement and focus but includes no opponents or competitors thereby reducing stress.

What will I learn?

As participants learn more about boxing skills they develop the critical strength and cardio vascular conditions that dramatically improve health and fitness. Hitting special padded gloves and punch bags builds muscle and improves hand-eye coordination, stamina, balance and timing. Non-contact boxing is accessible as it is suitable for all fitness levels.

Who is covered?

Participants are guided through individual programmes and are supported to set and achieve personal goals and targets within such activities as stance & guard technique, footwork, striking and defensive skills, shadow boxing, hitting pads, shuttle runs, body weight exercises, circuit training, speed and agility and strength training.

What is Non-contact boxing?

What is it?

Non-contact boxing is boxing without being hit; it is a physical workout which includes a mixture of balance, quick movement and focus but includes no opponents or competitors thereby reducing stress.

What will I learn?

As participants learn more about boxing skills they develop the critical strength and cardio vascular conditions that dramatically improve health and fitness. Hitting special padded gloves and punch bags builds muscle and improves hand-eye coordination, stamina, balance and timing. Non-contact boxing is accessible as it is suitable for all fitness levels.

Who is covered?

Participants are guided through individual programmes and are supported to set and achieve personal goals and targets within such activities as stance & guard technique, footwork, striking and defensive skills, shadow boxing, hitting pads, shuttle runs, body weight exercises, circuit training, speed and agility and strength training.

How can I get involved?

Make a donation.

You can make a secure donation to the Frank Bruno Foundation via the Just Giving button below alternatively you can donate by Paypal clicking any of the donate now buttons with the Paypal logo*. If you do not wish to donate direct funds you can contribute to the Foundation by purchasing a piece of official merchandise.

Donate Via Just Giving

Fundraising.

It is fantastic the number of people who have come forward with ideas to help raise funds for the Frank Bruno Foundation, some examples include sponsored runs, fitness challenges, waxing, events and more.

If you have a fundraising idea you can create an official Foundation Just giving page via the button below. Be sure to share your page on the official Frank Bruno Foundation Facebook page and Twitter!

Latest News

Keep up to date with all of the latest news and events from the Frank Bruno Foundation

February 16, 2018

Frank’s Blog

Hi everyone, how are you doing? It’s Frank…I’m new to this blogging malarkey just thought I would give it a go to keep you all updated […]
December 20, 2017

Some Self-Care Tips

Some Self-Care Tips For some the holiday season brings joy and happiness, but others it raises their anxiety and distress. A whole of host of factors […]
September 19, 2017

First Official Fundraiser

Last week saw the first official fundraiser for The Frank Bruno Foundation with a glittering ceremony, held at the Champneys Health Spa in Tring, Herts, with […]

In The Media

Lorraine ITV

Frank Talks about The Frank Bruno Foundation

Loose Women ITV

Frank shares how he combats his bipolar disorder.

Time To Change

Frank talks about his journey through mental illness.

Support The Frank Bruno Foundation

Support the Frank Bruno Foundation by purchasing a piece of our official merchandise or supporting one of our campaigns.

Support the Frank Bruno Foundation

You can support the Frank Bruno Foundation by purchasing and wearing with pride a piece of our exclusive merchandise. Let’s start the fight back against mental health issues and stigma and let’s do it together. All profits go straight to the Frank Bruno foundation.

#knockoutstigma

The #knockoutstigma campaign sees Frank and others in the public eye openly talking about their own personal experiences and struggles with mental health, with the aim to hopefully help others stand up, speak out and KNOCK OUT mental health stigma!