Frank Bruno MBE - Sporting Equals Lifetime Achievement
Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno MBE
Frank grew up with five siblings in South London and began boxing at 9, at the local Wandsworth Boys Club.
Frank became a professional boxer in 1982, quickly racking up a streak of 21 consecutive wins by knockout.
The Former World Champion who was known for his punching power won the WBC heavyweight championship in 1995 against Oliver McCall at Wembley Stadium.
Frank won 40 of his 45 bouts, and out of the 40 fights Bruno won he had 38 knockouts, giving Frank Bruno a 95% knockout rate of the fights he won.
In 1989, Frank challenged Mike Tyson for the undisputed world heavyweight title. In the opening moments, the fighters came together with huge punches. Frank rocked Tyson for the first time in Tyson's career with a left hook. However, Tyson recovered and eventually beat Frank when the referee stopped the contest in round five.
Bruno was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2003, having previously suffered with depression and he supported Paul Gascoigne through similar issue in 2008.
In 2013 Bruno supported the Daily Mirror's Mental Health Campaign, offering inspiring words to people suffering with similar conditions.
The Crisis Care Concordat signed in 2014, announced by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, will help cut the numbers of people detained inappropriately in police cells and drive out the variation in standards across the country. Mr Lamb in an interview confirmed that following his discussion with Frank started the process that now will help many sufferers of Mental Health and their families
His celebrity status is used by many mental health charities and his name is used as an example to draw attention to the unknown factors of Mental illness
The holy month of Ramadan will start at the end of May this year, marking a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the globe.
Tribute to Dame Di Ellis -Trustee Sporting Equals
It is with great sadness that Sporting Equals reports that its Trustee Dame Di Ellis passed away peacefully on Thursday (18 May) following a short illness. During her life, Di was an inspiration and champion to so many, her grace and fortitude will never be matched; she will be dearly missed by all.
Launch of Government new Cycling and Walking Strategy
The government has recently published its new Cycling and Walking Strategy, which sets out how it will invest £1.2 billion to make cycling and walking 'the natural choice for shorter journeys. By publishing this strategy the government has demonstrated its commitment to getting more people cycling and walking to help create an active nation.
Code for Sports Governance
A new Code for Sports Governance sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for Government and National Lottery funding from April 2017.
MIND - CAMPAIGN BURST
As part of the MIND Campaign burst Sporting Equals is working with grassroots community projects to deliver a number of events in key locations to help raise the importance of keeping active to maintain an active and healthy mind.
BEDSA 2017 Award Winners
The third annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) took place on Saturday 18th March. The ceremony was hosted by Sir Lenny Henry and attended by over 800 guests. Click below for a full list of all the winners.