Gymbox hero - Errol Christie

£6,720 of £25,000 goal

Raised by 99 people in 38 months
Errol Christie – 29 June 1963 – 11 June 2017

Boxer, Errol Christie, has died aged 53. Errol was a much-loved personality, who became a good friend to all of us at Gymbox. He joined us in 2003 as our first VPT and boxing trainer, and was working with us until his poor health prevented him from doing so.  

Errol was introduced to Gymbox founder Richard Hilton at a boxing event during the early stages of Gymbox's inception. He made an instant impression. Errol helped shape the original essence of the brand, and became core to its development. Without Errol, Gymbox would not have become the brand it is today. Errol was a highly valued member of the team. 

Despite having never smoked, Errol was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer in 2015. He displayed courageous spirit in fighting it right until the end. All of us here at Gymbox, and our members who were lucky enough to train with him, will miss Errol greatly. He will forever be remembered in the ring across all our clubs, and as part of the Gymbox family. 

Errol was a formidable boxing champion. He fought 41 bouts, taking 32 wins, including 26 by knock-out. Errol was also captain of English Boxing Team between 1980-1983, and European Boxing Champion in 1983. He made regular appearances on ITV's Fight Night during the 80s, and has also had a book written about him called No Place To Hide.

Richard Hilton: “From the first moment Errol walked through the Gymbox doors I knew we had a special man. He was always smiling and happy – people were immediately drawn to him. With his booming voice and his trademark ‘no retreat, no surrender’ slogan you'd often hear Errol long before you saw him! Most people will remember Errol as one of the most talented boxers this country has ever produced. I’ll remember Errol as the funny, kind, high spirited, caring, quick-witted tough bugger he was.​" ​

David Cooper: "So sad that you had to 'Moscow' too soon, but the impact you have left will last forever. No retreat no surrender!"

Errol is survived by his son, Louie Christie. 

We invite you to support our Errol Christie fund which was initially put in place to support Errol throughout his treatment, the funds will now go towards his funeral expenses.



+ Read More
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

£6,720 of £25,000 goal

Raised by 99 people in 38 months
Created April 1, 2015
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
CG
£10
Caroline Goonewardena
22 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery and restored back to full health

SB
£100
steve Bedford
25 months ago

Good people like you deserve good things. Keep up the fight buddy.

£20
Anonymous
27 months ago
DC
£50
Dave Coleman
27 months ago

Wish you all the best Errol.

£20
Anonymous
28 months ago
SB
£50
Spencer Bernstein
28 months ago

Good luck son and keep on fighting, you are and will always be a champion.

CK
£10
chris kelly
28 months ago

goodluck errol

Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a £5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.