Local supporter Lewis Tout, 24, is fundraising for Campden Home Nursing by taking part in a charity event, Ultra White-Collar Boxing Oxford (UWCB).
UWCB is a unique opportunity for people with no boxing background to experience the world of boxing, in a safe and enjoyable environment, raise money for charity and get in great shape.
White Collar Boxing originated in New York in 1988, when a doctor and an attorney trained for a few weeks before boxing each other at a black-tie event. The term ‘white collar’ refers to ‘white collar workers’ or business professionals taking part, but now white collar boxing is the fastest growing contact sport in the world, with all different types of people taking part.
Ultra White Collar Boxing events raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes around the world.
Lewis will receive 8 weeks of free training with professional boxing coaches who will get him fighting fit and armed with the techniques needed for fighting at a match where he will be fairly matched based on weight, fitness, ability and age with an opponent from the group he has trained with to ensure a fair competitive bout.
Each boxer pledges to raise a minimum of £50 for charity.
Lewis, who works for Julie Sullivan Funeral Directors, said: “I was asked which charity I would like to fundraise for. My immediate thought was Campden Home Nursing because at work we witness the amazing work they do in our local community.
UWCB is a unique fund-raising challenge that gives people with no boxing experience the chance to push themselves whilst raising money for some incredible causes. My training is an eight-week programme with one training session a week at The Body Barn, Ebrington and three times a week at The South Moreton Boxing club. After my eight weeks, the Black-tie event will be held at The Oxford Academy on 18 November.
I may not win my fight but the thought of raising as many donations for such a great cause as Campden Home Nursing is really keeping me motivated.”
Everyone at Campden Home Nursing wishes Lewis the very best for his training and fundraising. If you would like to support him, you can donate here.