Group gets in the ring to raise charity funds

Boxathon in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action...front, Bethany Sterland and Juliet Sterland before the start of the Box2Beat Cancer event at Ridgeway Primary school.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Boxathon in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action...front, Bethany Sterland and Juliet Sterland before the start of the Box2Beat Cancer event at Ridgeway Primary school. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

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Members of Harborough fitness company JUST Fitness refused to throw in the towel during a three-hour ‘boxercise’ marathon on Saturday.

A large group of ladies laced up their boxing gloves to take on the challenge and raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action.

Following the success of a similar event in 2015, JUST Fitness owner Juliet Sterland recruited 16 brave members of her Boxercise classes to help raise money and awareness by putting them through a gruelling nine-round Boxathon.

Juliet said: “I am one of many Boxercise instructors over the UK running the Box2Beat Cancer events during March which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

“Quite shockingly Ovarian Cancer claims the life of a woman every two hours in the UK.”

Juliet said the Ovarian Cancer Action charity is close to her heart as she lost a family friend to the disease last September.

She added: “As well as collecting donations, there was a prize raffle taking place straight after the event and also refreshments being served throughout so members of the public could come along and cheer on the boxers.

“The total money raised is currently at over £1,800.”

You can still donate to the JUST Fitness Box2Beat Cancer event at the following link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JUSTfitnessBox2BeatCancer.