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£132raised of £35,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £132 to Help fund the David Bomber Pearce Statue Fund

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    Funded on Sunday, 8th October 2017

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    You can help honour one of Newport's unsung heroes with a statue in the heart of the city. We want to raise £35,000 to pay for a bronze sculpture memorial of David Pearce, one of the most successful boxer to come out of Newport.

    Dubbed by many as 'Newport's own Rocky', the ex-steelworker became the Welsh and British Heavyweight champion in 1983, winning the coveted Heavyweight Lonsdale belt. Always proud of his home town, when David clinched the title he said "I did it for Newport".

    The campaign was set up by a relative of David, Luke Pearce, "He was a fighter who always showed grit and courage. As well as winning the heavyweight titles, in 1984 he came close to winning the European Heavyweight title in France, This was despite having a broken hand and, because the promoter had not arrange anywhere for David to stay, having to sleep on a park bench the night before the fight."

    He adds: "The guts he always showed came from his background. He was an ordinary Pill boy, but wherever he fought, he did Newport proud.

    "People remember him training around in the town, running up and down Belle Vue Park - he really was like Newport's Rocky'.

    David came from a famous Newport family of boxers. He was born in Newport in 1959, the son of a man who had fought in the boxing booths and had fathered 11 children, including seven sons, six of whom boxed professionally.

    David died in 2000 which he was just 41-years-old. On the day of his funeral around 2,000 people came to say farewell to a great champion and a Newport boxer whose life was cut too short.

    With your help we can honour this Newport hero by putting up a life-sized statue of David in the corner of Mariners' Green facing St Josephs Boxing Gym.

    Our bank details for a Telegraphic Transfer can be found below:

    Santander

    Sort Code: 09-01-29

    Account Number: 06369817

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      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 23, 2017

        Hi Donated £10 (as promised to Rob Santwris).

        £10.00

      • rachel rowe

        rachel rowe

        Sep 18, 2017

        Donation plus a few contributions as we had to pull out of belview camp out.

        £40.00

      • Roger Hiscott

        Roger Hiscott

        Sep 15, 2017

        Donation for Rob Santwris' sleepout

        £20.00

      • Michelle Madden

        Michelle Madden

        Sep 14, 2017

        For Rob Santwris' sleep out.

        £10.00

      • Andrew Witt

        Andrew Witt

        Sep 12, 2017

        Well done to all involved

        £10.00

      • Sharon Maunder

        Sharon Maunder

        Sep 12, 2017

        £10.00

      • Adrian Williams

        Adrian Williams

        Sep 10, 2017

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