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23rd May 2019

Boxing to beat Cancer


Places for People have teamed up with Ovarian Cancer Action and Boxercise in their annual Box 2 Beat Cancer fundraiser. On Wednesday 30th March 2016 customers and staff are scheduled to take part in a 3 hour Boxercise class to help raise vital funds for the Ovarian Cancer Charity.

boxbeatBrackenbury Sports Centre started its Fitness Boxing Club in June 2015. These sessions are delivered by three qualified Boxercise staff members and suitable for all ages. The sessions are personal training focused with the opportunity to learn and master pad training, footwork drills, defensive and attacking combinations in a fun and safe environment.

On the 30th March the usual evening’s classes will be replaced with the charity event raising as much sponsorship as possible for Ovarian Cancer Action. A woman dies every 2 hours from ovarian cancer in the UK, and sadly many of these deaths could be prevented if the condition were identified earlier. Over a third of women are diagnosed in A&E when the condition is already in an advanced stage.

Jonny Lowdell, General Manager Brackenbury Sports Centre and event organiser, stated “Ovarian Cancer Action strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer. They fund world-class scientific research leading to breakthrough treatments and have, since 2006, invested over £6m in research to combat the disease. Ovarian Cancer Action campaigns to ensure women and healthcare providers know the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options to enable informed and rapid action. I would urge you to use this opportunity to enjoy yourselves as 1.2m people do around the world in Boxercise classes but use it to also change lives. Not just your own but others too”.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Brackenbury “Box 2 Beat Cancer” fundraising page, you can do so here: www.justgiving.com/BrackenburyBox2Beat or if you wish to participate please contact jonnylowdell@pfpleisure.org, spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.

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