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Boxing Clever for Macmillan - December 2018

After trekking from river deep, to mountain high this year, we’re now boxing clever to reach the final stretch of our £50,000 target charity raise this year.

While we’ve already raised over £40,000 for cancer charities Macmillan Cancer Support and St. Oswald’s Hospice (mostly coming from a 50 mile walk in the Grand Canyon and a small ramble up Mount Kilimanjaro) we have a little way left to go.

As such, we’re staging a charity boxing event, this time for the Macmillan Supportive, Palliative, and End of Life Service within the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel Gateshead during the evening of Thursday 13th December. There will be four professional bouts and, after the final bell, a charity auction, entertainment, and dancing till late.

Fighters include Chad Ellis, Darren Reay, Jay Hughes, and Kyle Redfearn, who all train at the MTK gym in Gateshead, owned by our Chairman Gary Forrest.

As Gary says: “Most of us have been affected by cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend, so we’ve been supporting cancer charities for the past three years. We hope this event will push us beyond the £50,000 mark and all the money raised will go to a new service which is doing such fantastic work in our region.”

Proudly, Macmillan Nurse Facilitator Sarah Turnbull (who has worked as a Macmillan nurse within the community for nearly 10 years) said about our charity work: “We are very grateful for this support from The High Street Group, which will make a real difference to our patients and their families.”