Welwyn Garden City dad raises thousands for children’s charity

PUBLISHED: 10:18 20 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:18 20 April 2016

From left to right, Lee Bazzard, Glenn Martin, Jason Darling and Ben walker.

From left to right, Lee Bazzard, Glenn Martin, Jason Darling and Ben walker.

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A Welwyn Garden City man took to the boxing ring to raise money to beat ‘one of the most evil things’ that is cancer.

Jason Darling, 36, of Pinewood, won his charity boxing match at the Forum in Hatfield and has since raised over £6,000 from donations and ticket sales.

The money raised is going to Children with Cancer UK as Jason says ‘cancer in kids is one of the most evil things’.

After training six days a week at Norton gym in Welwyn and learning how to box at Welwyn Boxing Club, Jason won his first ever boxing match on April 9 after a knock out in round two.

One hundred and eighty tickets were sold for the event and ticket sales were donated to Children With Cancer UK.

Jason used some of the money he has raised to purchase an iPad that he gifted to a friend’s young child who is currently fighting leukaemia.

He said: “It was a last minute thought but I wanted to see someone I know benefit a little too.”

If you want to donate to help Jason raise more you can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/jason-darling?utm_id=37

See next week’s paper for the full story.


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