Wednesday 20th June 2012
Women are being asked to put on boxing gloves to help make a charity fundraiser a knock-out success.
More than 20 women will step into the ring at The Waterfall pub in Derby in a bid to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Among those competing will be Bridget Whelan, 50, of Alvaston, in Derby, who was the inspiration behind the event. Bridget has successfully fought breast cancer after being diagnosed in August 2010, and her daughter Laura has fought skin cancer.
Bridget said: "I'm really excited. It's something to look forward to, something I would never have thought of doing in the past. I don't do things by halves, I'll be dyeing my hair pink on the night."
Events director at the pub, Venetia Cope, said: "Bridget has spurred us on to organise the night. She did the Race For Life last year when she had breast cancer and she'll be boxing on the night too. She's amazing and does so much for other people and she still wants to give something back."
The competitors will be given 12 weeks of free training with Fight For Fitness and will have a full medical check before they start.
Boxing trainer and event co-organiser Frank Greaves said: "You don't have to be fit to do this; you don't have to have the body of a supermodel. You'll be doing something for a good cause and you'll get something out of it too."
The fundraiser will take place at The Waterfall, in Railway Terrace, in Derby, on July 29. For more information call Venetia on 01332 366517.