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Local man and rugby club raise £2,000 for Cancer Research UK

Matty Bolton and Dalton Rugby team handing over money raised for Cancer Research UK to Assistant Manager Angela Kearsley and Manager Cheryl Chubb, at the charity’s Barrow-in-Furness Superstore.

A young man from Dalton along with his local rugby club has raised £2,000 for Cancer Research UK after hosting a charity boxing night at Chequers Hotel.

Matty Bolton, along with players and friends of the club had 8 rounds of fights in front of a crowd of 230 people. Matty an associate of the club has now presented the money raised to Cancer Research UK’s Barrow Superstore.

Matty from Dalton Rugby Club, said: “We all enjoyed the night. It took over my life and everyone close to me for 5 months, so the amount of funds raised for Cancer Research UK was a very big success and I can only thank the people who came to support and donated. Another portion of the money raised will be put to the club for ground maintenance andequipment to help development of the youth teams. Personally, I get drive and motivation to raise money and would like to offer my help to anyone that needs it!”

Ang Kearsley, Assistant Manager at Barrow’s Cancer Research UK Superstore, based in Barrow-in-Furness, said: “We’d like to thank Matty for all his hard work and tremendous efforts along with those who got in the ring on the night, the whole team and everyone for their fantastic fundraising for Cancer Research UK.”

Cheryl Chubb, the store manager reiterated Ang’s thanks and said: “After losing my best friend to the horrible disease, my passion is to find a cure for cancer one day. We are eternally grateful to people that raise money for this fantastic cause and we give special thanks to Matty and the club.”

The money raised will fund research to beat cancer, helping to ensure more men, women and children in the North West and across the UK survive.

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of this progress.

Every day, around 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West. Cancer Research UK carries out ground-breaking research in the North West and across the region to help beat cancer sooner.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.

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