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Weʼre raising £10,000 to cover costs (and capture all donations) to host a charity event in Margate in aid of Caring4Connor and The Alfie Gough Trust

The Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent, UK

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We are hosting a charity boxing, bidding and boogying event at the Winter Gardens in Margate in February 2019.

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 www.caring4connor.com

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 www.alfiestrust.com

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.

Thanks!

Ryan and Matt

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  • Ryan Birch2 months ago
    Ryan Birch

    Ryan Birch

    2 months ago

    Loyal supporters! We are back on!! The date has been set at Friday 1st of February 2019. We are finalising details with Winter Gardens including ticket prices, room layout and capacity however we are close and should have everything signed sometime this week. I'll update you as soon as i know more. From both Mr Brisley and myself i'd like to thank you again for your support and patience. We salute you!!! Cheers!!

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  • Ryan Birch3 months ago
    Ryan Birch

    Ryan Birch

    3 months ago

    Hi all Sorry for the delayed update but many of you will have seen the Facebook post. Dreamland have decided they do not want to host the event. As a result we will move the venue and date. We are in discussions with the Winter Gardens and are just waiting to confirm a date. We are aiming for early Feb 2019. We will not be defeated!! Many thanks to all our sponsors and supporters. The show will go on! More updates to follow. 🥊🥊

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  • Ryan Birch3 months ago
    Ryan Birch

    Ryan Birch

    3 months ago

    Now for the update everyone's been waiting for...the roster!!! The bouts confirmed are as follows; Shaun Marsh vs Spencer Cresdee Jamie Price vs Joby Gaines Tony Birch vs Andy Lee Pete Simmons vs Charlie Miller Matthew Cooper vs James Perks Ryan Birch vs Matt Brisley Liam Holden vs Harrison Woodward I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank each and every fighter. Anyone who knows boxing knows this is a dangerous sport and cannot be taken lightly. Every fighter is putting their health on the line for a good cause. Massive respect!!!!

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10 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/7/2018 8:16 PM

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52

  • Peter Symons

    Peter Symons

    Dec 7, 2018

    Team Concrete

    £250.00

  • Hazel O'Donnell

    Hazel O'Donnell

    Oct 25, 2018

    Good luck & have fun! xx

    £20.00

  • Miles & Barr-Birchington & Westgate

    Miles & Barr-Birchington & Westgate

    Oct 18, 2018

    Wishing you every success.

    £250.00

  • Darren Ellis & Chris Lynch

    Darren Ellis & Chris Lynch

    Oct 10, 2018

    Wishing you the very best of luck Ryan - From all at Kentish Projects

    £500.00

  • Nazanine

    Nazanine

    Oct 2, 2018

    Let the best man win! :)Hope you'll reach your target for this great charity.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 26, 2018

    Good Luck from all at S C Developments..

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 12, 2018

    Good luck!!!!

    £20.00

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The Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent, UK

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