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Kurt Aldridge’s World Record Attempt for Headspace

Local boxing legend, Kurt Aldridge is preparing to break a world record boxing in an effort to raise funds for youth mental health in Port Stephens… And he’s calling you out!

Kurt needs people to join him in the ring as he attempts to break the world record of 127 continuous boxing rounds.

He’s looking to take on politicians, celebrities, sports people, young people and community members in an effort to raise money and awareness for Headspace Newcastle, which provides counselling and support to young people aged 12 – 25 years.

“I’m more than willing again to put my body through some physical suffering so other people don’t have to mentally suffer, and we can teach our youth, parents and educators some valuable lessons,” Kurt said.

“Boxing was an integral part of my adolescence, particularly when I was dealing with bullying and lacking confidence,” says Kurt. “It created a pathway of feeling accomplished and success, along with building confidence and asserting passion that I really needed during those formative years.”

The record-breaking attempt is set to take place on national Be Kind Day in March and aims to raise over $10,000, which will be used by Headspace to deliver youth mental health programs to schools in the Port Stephens area.

“Our Centre provides a safe space for young people to go where they can talk openly about any challenges they may be facing,” Headspace Newcastle Service Manager Sophie Langford said.

“Reaching out for mental health support takes a lot of courage, so the funds raised by Kurt will assist us to connect with schools across Port Stephens and provide students with the tools they need to manage their mental health and educate them on to seek help when they need it.”

The world record attempt will take place at Next Level Boxing in Salamander Bay on Thursday 2 March 2023. Visit mycause.com.au to make a donation.