Aspire’s Student Champion Steps into the Boxing Ring to Raise Funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Penelope, a dedicated student champion at Aspire, is raising funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

It all started when Penelope’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tragically, Penelope’s mother lost her battle just seven months later. Penelope initially wanted to support her mother during chemotherapy with a head-shaving fundraiser, but it soon turned into a larger goal of £5,000.

Penelope has embarked on a brand-new challenge – an Ultra White Collar Boxing Charity Match (UWCB). She’s halfway through an intense 8-week training programme, learning the ins and outs of boxing for a fight night scheduled on Saturday 18th November at the Halliwell Stadium in Warrington.

Commenting on her experience, Penelope said: “This journey has taken me far from my comfort zone, and the reality of what I’ve gotten myself into is starting to sink in. Currently, we’ve achieved 60% of my target, with just £1,952 left to raise. I genuinely appreciate any donation, regardless of the amount, as it will greatly contribute to our cause. Thank you for your unwavering support and so go on – Hit me with your best shot!”

To read about Penelope’s journey in more detail, please click here.

The team at Aspire extend their heartfelt best wishes to Penelope, cheering her on every step of the way as she fights for a great cause. Good luck, Penelope!

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