A Battersea boxing club fighting to improve the quality of life for young people has got another helping hand in its corner.

Carney’s Community, named after local legend Mick Carney who turned around many lives through boxing, aims to build relationships with disadvantaged young people and achieve results through one-to-one mentoring, teaching employable skills, and creating a supportive community environment.

Now as part of Tesco's Bags of Help initiative, they have an extra £4,000 to work with.

Tyler is one of the gym's young members who will benefit from the additional funds and explained the impact it has had on his life.

“I used to get in trouble with the police," he said.

"But since I have been in Carney’s I have stayed out of trouble and focused on my boxing, my schoolwork and myself.”

The gym's community chief executive, George Turner, said the money would be put to good use.

"We applied to the scheme to fund some new and replacement equipment for the gym, which allows us to offer more diverse ways for our young people to train and push themselves," he said.

“With our gym being used a minimum of 23 hours a week, items like gloves, bags and skipping ropes can get worn very quickly and it can be expensive for a charity to replace them. The help to do this from Tesco Bags of Help has been invaluable.”