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Cancer fundraiser is set to be a knockout

IN THE RING ... these boxers are set to raise cash for Cancer Connections. (Picture www.everlongphotography.com)

IN THE RING ... these boxers are set to raise cash for Cancer Connections. (Picture www.everlongphotography.com)

BOXING fans aim to knockout a lot of cash for a South Tyneside cancer charity.

A total of 24 fighters will take part in the second FTC (Fight The Cancer) 150 blue collar sporting event in aid of Cancer Connections.

The boxing show, sponsored by Richmond Taxis, has been organised by David Sharp and car dealer Nigel Oxman, and will take place on March 1 at the Hedworth Hall, in Dean Road, South Shields.

Mr Sharp, a financial advisor, said: “All the fighters taking part have been touched in some way by cancer, and it is something they wanted to do.

“None of them have done anything like this before. Between now and the night they will all receive training to help them prepare.”

Training is provided by Harton Welfare Boxing Club and sponsored by City Financial Solutions.

FTC150 was set up by friends of Steven Bruce, a father-of-two from South Shields, who lost his battle with cancer in 2011.

As well as sporting events, the group also hosts charity club nights.

As part of the boxing event, an after-show party will also be held, featuring DJ Brandon Block.

Tickets for the night are available, priced £20 for standing.

A select number of VIP tickets are available, priced £50 – which includes a three-course meal and ring side seats.

Joanne Jolly, office manager at Richmond Taxis, said: “We are more than happy to get on board, and help what is set to be a fantastic event raising money for such a worthwhile cause.”

Cancer Connections, based in Harton Lane, South Shields, offers help, support and advice to people diagnosed with cancer and their families.

For tickets for the event, contact the Hedworth Hall on 456 3112 or the Nine Bar on 456 4065.,

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