Fight for Life Ed comes out swinging again

Fundraiser now open for contestants, but get in quick.

Fundraiser now open for contestants, but get in quick.

Alyse Stewart throws a left at Janie Keelan in the 2016 event. File picture

THE opportunity to pull on padded gloves and get in the ring has come around again with the annual Fight for Life Ed.

After five successful events, Life Education Trust Gisborne invites would-be boxers to be part of the fundraiser that last year raised more than $48,000.

Fight for Life Ed is a charity boxing event in which people go head-to-head for three rounds of boxing.

No prior boxing experience is required, only commitment. Boxers go through an intensive 14-week training programme. This includes fitness training, group fitness challenges and one-on-one sparring.

Patu Tahi Boxing boxing coach Kim-Maree Larby says from the outset training is tough but rewarding.

“This event will take you to places you thought you couldn’t go. Often boxers are prepared for the physical challenge, but it’s the mental game that regularly catches them by surprise.”

The Life Education Trust is overwhelmed every year by the support for this fundraising event, says trust Gisborne chairwoman Pat Seymour.

“It is a thrilling evening of entertainment and the amazing journey these boxers embark on is all about motivation with a focus on health and wellbeing.”

Fight for Life Ed 2017 will be held on November 24 at the Showgrounds Park Events Centre.

Visit the Fight for Life Ed Gisborne Facebook page to request a registration forms or contact ExpressPR managing director Kerry Donovan at Kerry@expresspr.co.nz. Completed registrations must be received by ExpressPR by August 2.

Applicants will be invited to a try-out training session. Successful contenders will be announced on August 11 and training starts on August 14.

Each fight presents an opportunity for sponsorship. Interested organisations are asked to contact ExpressPR.

THE opportunity to pull on padded gloves and get in the ring has come around again with the annual Fight for Life Ed.

After five successful events, Life Education Trust Gisborne invites would-be boxers to be part of the fundraiser that last year raised more than $48,000.

Fight for Life Ed is a charity boxing event in which people go head-to-head for three rounds of boxing.

No prior boxing experience is required, only commitment. Boxers go through an intensive 14-week training programme. This includes fitness training, group fitness challenges and one-on-one sparring.

Patu Tahi Boxing boxing coach Kim-Maree Larby says from the outset training is tough but rewarding.

“This event will take you to places you thought you couldn’t go. Often boxers are prepared for the physical challenge, but it’s the mental game that regularly catches them by surprise.”

The Life Education Trust is overwhelmed every year by the support for this fundraising event, says trust Gisborne chairwoman Pat Seymour.

“It is a thrilling evening of entertainment and the amazing journey these boxers embark on is all about motivation with a focus on health and wellbeing.”

Fight for Life Ed 2017 will be held on November 24 at the Showgrounds Park Events Centre.

Visit the Fight for Life Ed Gisborne Facebook page to request a registration forms or contact ExpressPR managing director Kerry Donovan at Kerry@expresspr.co.nz. Completed registrations must be received by ExpressPR by August 2.

Applicants will be invited to a try-out training session. Successful contenders will be announced on August 11 and training starts on August 14.

Each fight presents an opportunity for sponsorship. Interested organisations are asked to contact ExpressPR.

Life Education’s Harold the Giraffe visits 65 schools in the Gisborne district to teach more than 5000 children from Putere to Potaka how to make better life choices.

The programme costs about $100,000 a year to run. Fight for Life Ed is one of the Trust’s main fundraisers.

Life Education Trust Gisborne chairwoman Pat Seymour says the trust is proud to be able to keep the cost per child to the absolute minimum and raise the funds for the programme from events and supportive donors.

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