Revolut has teamed up with two-times world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua to launch a limited edition debit card that glows in the dark.
This partnership is part of a programme to raise funds for independent boxing gyms across the UK.
Revolut will donate £1 to back federated boxing clubs in England and Scotland for each Joshua card ordered.
A minimum funding of £50,000 is being allocated for the project.
Gyms and leisure centres were not part of the UK Government’s Sport Winter Survival Package announced in 2020.
According to the estimates of sports charity ukactive, around 400 gym facilities have shut down permanently since the Covid-19 pandemic began in the UK and another 2,400 gyms stand at risk of permanent closure.
Boxing clubs backed by the programme will feature their own unique referral code, and will get £1 for every card ordered using that code. Gyms will also receive an additional £10,000.
Branded with Joshua’s motto, 258, the card looks black and white during the daylight, but changes to a luminous green and black in the dark.
Joshua said: “Without my local gym I would not be where I am today. Across the UK, there are kids and adults alike using these gyms to improve their physical and mental health, and keep themselves off the streets. I am really pleased my Revolut card will make a real difference.”
Revolut senior vice president Alan Chang said: “These facilities provide vital services to their communities and play a critical role in the mental and physical health of their members. From day one, Revolut has always been community-driven, so we’re incredibly proud to partner with Anthony Joshua to help raise vital funds for independent gyms across the country.”