Boxing club squares up to childhood cancer

Dawn and Henry Allen
Dawn and Henry Allen

A boxing club plans to fight childhood cancer with a charity event in memory of a brave little boy.

Guardian Academy’s White Collar Boxing event will raise money for The Henry Allen Trust at a special fight in November.

Four-year-old Henry died from neuroblastoma in 2013. His parents Dawn and Mark set up the charity to ensure their son left a lasting legacy.

Lynsey O’Reily, marketing and events manager for Guardian Academy, said: “Having followed Henry’s journey, and seen what Dawn and Mark endured, The Henry Allen Trust was the clear winner.

“Not only are we remembering a very special brave little boy Henry, but we are helping to raise the awareness of childhood cancer and raise vital funds to support the work of this amazing charity.”

Guardian Academy is asking the public to challenge themselves by signing up to take part in the white collar boxing event - and fight for Henry.

Spaces are still available and every participant will be given up to eight weeks intensive training to prepare them for the ring.

Terri Cannon-Hemmings, trustee and events manager, The Henry Allen Trust, said: “I was thrilled when Guardian Academy approached us saying they wanted The Henry Allen Trust as their chosen charity for their upcoming white

collar boxing event.

“As I spoke with Lynsey I just imagined how much Henry would have loved this event and within a heartbeat I had signed up.

“Henry was one of the most incredibly courageous people I have ever met.

“He battled cancer and now I am so excited to be battling in the ring to maintain Henry’s last wish of helping other families facing childhood cancer.”

For further details please contact Lynsey - 07932063855 or email :