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I'm swapping my Rubber Gloves for Boxing Gloves!

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Laura Brookes

I am boxing in a White Collar Boxing Event at Preston's Guild Hall on Saturday 08/12/18, raising money for Macmillan's fight against Cancer.

Raising money for
Macmillan Cancer Support

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It's not often I drag out my 'Big C' sob story but sometimes it's good to give something back and so here is a little context for why I have chosen to raise money for Macmillan.
I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer when I was 26. It was a shock and to be honest, some of the statistics around survival rate provided to me at the time were pretty depressing. The care I received from the Gynae-Oncology team at RPH was second to none. However, as with anything that requires NHS resources there was a lot of obstacles to navigate before my treatment was complete.
Along with my friends and family, there was one very special person who fought for me and my treatment everyday. She negotiated waiting lists, as well as being a constant support both practically and emotionally for me & Paul.
She was my guardian angel in Nurses' scrubs.
She was Sandra, my Macmillan Cancer Nurse. Β 
Sandra fought for me at a time when I needed someone with her knowledge, expertise & compassion to help me recover, and to be the person I am today. Now it is time for me to fight back for Sandra, and all the other Macmillan nurses who provide a service you will never truly appreciate unless you experience it.

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Event details

Charity White Collar Boxing Event

I own a Housekeeping company and my day to day work usually involves lots of conversations around keeping things clean and rubber gloves. I am swapping my rubber gloves for boxing gloves in order to support Macmillan in their fight against cancer. On that day, I am aiming for 'clean' punches and a clear win.

Having never stepped into a boxing ring in my life, this is quite a big challenge for me. Any donations that you make will help to 'spar' (ok, spur) me on when the training gets tough, knowing that my efforts will be making a difference to other people on their own Cancer journey.Β 

The match will be held at the Guild Hall in Preston and you can contribute by either buying a ticket from me directly and attending, or by donating to this page.

Please give as much as you can and know that on the 08/12/18 I will put up the fight of my life. I have done that before, thanks to Sandra and the Gynae-Oncology team at RPH, and we won that fight!Β 

Event date

08-December-2018 17:00  - 
08-December-2018 23:00

Event type

White Collar Boxing Event

Event is completed


Preston Guild Hall Ltd, Guild Hall Lancaster Road,
PR1 1HT,
United Kingdom


Well done on your great achievement and such a great cause. So proud of you.
Donation by Danielle and David Leeming
on 06-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Best of causes Laura And very best wishes
Donation by Brenda and Paul Raine
on 11-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Amazing effort- well done Laura xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-12-2018
Well done Laura!
Donation by Karen & Anthony
on 09-12-2018
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Laura, you seriously are knock-out!
Donation by Emma
on 08-12-2018
Good luck Laura ... you are amazing!! 😘πŸ₯ŠπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
Donation by Gemma Battle
on 08-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Go smash it Laura!
Donation by Florence Henriksen
on 08-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Hope you raise lots of money for this wonderful charity close to my heart. Go girl ! πŸ’•
Donation by Lesley McCadden
on 06-12-2018
Donation by Elaine Shoulder
on 06-12-2018
Best wishes for the event
Donation by David Hall
on 06-12-2018
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £410.00
Offline Donations: £400.00
Total Raised: £810.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £810.00

Donations closed

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