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Weʼre raising £10,000 to cover the costs to host a charity boxing event at Dreamland in Margate in aid of Caring4Connor and The Alfie GoughTrust

Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent

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We are hosting a charity boxing, bidding and boogying event in October this year in the modernised Ball Room at the iconic Dreamland venue.

We will raise money for Caring 4 Connor and The Alfie Gough Trust, two local charities that have touched the hearts of many people in Thanet and the surrounding areas .

In 2013, Connor Olsen was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness, resulting in progressively worsening mobility which will likely see Connor and other sufferers being restricted to a wheelchair before their mid teens, with a significantly reduced life expectancy. Caring4Connor was created as a platform for family, friends and supporters who want to help Connor, raise awareness and ultimately find a cure for DMD. Connor's story has captured the hearts of many in East Kent and the surrounding areas, with evermore people urging themselves to be active in the campaign to fight this disease. More information on Connor's journey and many fundraising events can be found at

Alfie's story began at only 8 weeks old where his parents noticed a lump in Alfie's groin following nappy rash. After an initial inaccurate diagnosis, Alfie was admitted to Great Ormond Street where he underwent surgery to remove more lumps. Alfie was then began chemotherapy and his parents believed their life could continue. However in late 2009, Alfie was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive cancer. Alfie underwent 7 more months of treatment however sadly, at 10am on the 29th of July 2010, Alfie lost his battle and passed in the arms of his mum and dad. Since then his parents have continued to raise money to help fund research and treatment for other children with cancer and other serious diseases. More information on Alfie's journey, the charity's vision and more can be found at

Matt and I (Ryan), both as parents with families of our own have been touched by both stories and would like to help. We also want to punch each other in the face, so what better way to combine our ambitions than a boxing event!

Please help us raise money to cover costs, allowing proceeds from the evening to be donated in their entirety to these fantastic causes.


Ryan and Matt

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  • Ryan Birch20 hrs ago
    Ryan Birch

    Ryan Birch

    20 hrs ago

    Well...we comfortably hit 75% of the initial £2500 target to cover costs. Honestly, we think we have enough to cover them now, so we've upped the stakes!! Tickets will go on sale soon. The roster will be posted on the 24th of August and none of the fighters have even had the chance to raise a penny yet. With the fantastic support we've received so far, we can only see this going sky high! Now this will be unleashed! We want to clear 10 grand and you get nowhere without ambition! Huge thanks to all who have donated! Lets get more! Ryan & Matt

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  • Ryan Birch15 days ago
    Ryan Birch

    Ryan Birch

    15 days ago

    Absolutely flying here all, but why stop here! So far we have confirmed; - the venue with security, PA and lighting - 8 bouts (roster to follow soon) - DJ for the evening - a dance act - an auctioneer with good quality lots - the Ring - social media pages Still plenty of work to do but we have a robust plan, plenty of ideas and most importantly loads of energy and excitement about the event. Keep the momentum going all - I really want to punch Matt in the face! Fear not - the feeling is more than mutual I'm sure!! R

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  • Ryan Birch16 days ago
    Ryan Birch

    Ryan Birch

    16 days ago
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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 8:44 AM



  • Keira Pierce

    Keira Pierce

    Aug 17, 2018

    Good luck Ryan! Sending lots of support from stoke 💜


  • Mike ‘the machine gun’ ansell

    Mike ‘the machine gun’ ansell

    Aug 16, 2018

    Tony can’t box wearing jeans? I hope he knows that. Best of luck dudes.


  • Ian  Pettman

    Ian Pettman

    Aug 15, 2018

    We are very proud to support such a worthy cause , well done to all involved.


  • Tom Davies

    Tom Davies

    Aug 10, 2018

    Great work guys


  • Emma Griffiths

    Emma Griffiths

    Aug 7, 2018

    Best of luck for the night guys - looking forward to it!


  • Chris Downs

    Chris Downs

    Aug 6, 2018

    Great cause - can’t wait for the big showdown


  • Ryan Birch

    Ryan Birch

    Aug 2, 2018

    Money previously donated - added to Just Giving for financial transparency


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Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent

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