Cameron proves the lord of the ring after packing a punch for EACH

Boxer Cameron Knox-Johnston packed a real punch when appearing at a charity fundraiser in Ipswich.

The 19-year-old made £360 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) after stepping into the ring at the Trinity Park Events and Conference Centre.

His fight was part of a charity event organised by the Prospect Boxing Promotions League and there was a sell-out crowd of 600.

The result was a hard-fought draw after three two-minute rounds against opponent Leo Dix.

“I’m new to boxing and only took up the sport last autumn,” said lightweight Cameron, who is from Ipswich and nicknamed the Silent Assassin.

“I wanted to give myself a challenge and that’s why I signed up for this event, as well as wanting to raise money for EACH.

“It’s a special charity and I love the fact it’s local.

“I liked the thought that any money I raised would help and support people right here in our community.

“I set myself a target of £350 and was delighted to raise £360.”

Cameron, a member of Suffolk Punch Boxing Club, undertook a rigorous 12-week training programme to get in tip-top condition for the event on 5th March.

“It was an amazing night, although I don’t think I’ve ever been more nervous about anything in my life,” he said.

“I was pleased with the way I performed and really enjoying boxing.

“It’s not something I’d thought about doing before but now I’ve had a taste of one big event, it’s whet my appetite for doing another.”

To watch a recording of Cameron’s fight, head to bit.ly/3i2NsGG

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Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
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For further information about this release please contact:
Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

Photo credit: Brett King Combat Photography

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