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Empire Fighting Chance vs Extract Coffee Roasters


Last year’s Strong Man campaign took a slightly different turn. Supporting two local community initiatives - The Hotel School in London and in Bristol, Empire Fighting Chance.

The impact Empire Fighting Chance has on our community is incredible. A staggering 90% of the young people they work with have progressed into employment, training or further education and 78% are no longer committing crime and anti-social behaviour. Their ethos is about empowering young people to have higher aspirations and turn their lives around.

So, in the bleak midwinter last year, a team of us went down to Empire Fighting Chance to get put through our paces I’ll be honest - it wasn’t easy - but, thanks to our amazing coaches and an EPIC playlist it was amazing fun - nailing the punch bags to N’Sync was a personal highlight.

Marc was way more competitive than anyone anticipated 🥊

Except for Lisa Lee who barely even broke a sweat *badass* 🏋️‍♀️

Turns out skipping is hardcore 😅

Thanks to Eric we smashed out an extra round of circuits at the end 💪

The before and after shot...

No idea what we’re letting ourselves in for…

Utterly broken. But so proud. Go team!


You’ll be hearing more about Empire Fighting Chance and our work together later this year. But in the meantime, Extract’s Wes Thompson is currently training for Brighton Marathon raising money for Empire. His just giving page is here if you’d like to donate. We'll be writing more about his training on the blog soon...

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