Charity event which really packed a punch

Centre, right, organiser Juliet Sterland during the boxercise Box2Beat Cancer event at Market Harborough Methodist Church
Centre, right, organiser Juliet Sterland during the boxercise Box2Beat Cancer event at Market Harborough Methodist Church

Women boxers dealt a blow to cancer by raising £860 for a charity which funds research into the disease.

Members of Juliet Sterland’s boxercise class laced-up their gloves with hundreds of others from across the country on Saturday for the national Box 2 Beat Cancer event.

The town’s event was held at Market Harborough Methodist Church Hall with cash raised going to Ovarian Cancer Action.

Juliet, pictured centre, right, runs twice-weekly hour-long boxercise sessions in the area, at Great Bowden Village Hall at 6.15pm on Wednesdays and at the Methodist Church Hall at 10.15am on Fridays.

Juliet said: “My ten boxercise team members did amazingly well, lasting nine, 20-minute rounds of technique work, combinations, drills and games – I did let them have the odd water break though!

“A raffle was also very popular thanks to the wonderful prizes donated by local businesses, friends and family.”

There’s still time to support the women’s efforts by visiting the website
www.justgiving.com/Boxercisejuliet.