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Braintree district: Charity boxing night for seriously ill teen
1:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
Boxers are rallying round to raise money for a seriously ill teenager.
Professional boxing trainer Ross Woolgrove is organising a charity boxing night to raise money to help support terminally ill Lee Dronfield.
The 17-year-old of Eight Acre Lane, Colchester, still regularly trains with Ross at Winner Gym in Perry Road, Witham, despite having a serious renal disorder, Nephronophthisis.
The illness, which also affects his younger brother Alfie, means Lee needs another kidney transplant.
Ross, who has known Lee since he was a baby, said: “We have broken the bank to try and raise as much money as we can."
Sixty boxers, some as young as eight, from gyms in areas such as Witham, Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers and Chelmsford, will take part in the event.
Local businesses have also been showing their support by helping to buy kit and trophies.
In just five days almost 500 tickets have been sold for the event, which will be held at Braintree Leisure Centre, in Panfield Lane, on November 9, between 5.30pm and midnight.
Tickets cost £20 and for more information about where to buy them click here.
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