'Let's Get Sophie Moving' Appeal Gets £1,000 Boost

The Attleborough appeal to purchase 8 year old Sophie Warnes, who has Cerebral Palsy, an electric wheelchair to give her much needed independence received a £1,000 boost with a presentation at Attleborough Boxing Club Gym.

Attleborough Boxing Club started the fund raising with a Wine Raffle at their recent Boxing Show in the Town and topped up the amount raised on the evening to £500 from Club Funds. On behalf of Anglian Demolition MD Lee Storer then matched this £500 and a cheque for the total of £1,000 was presented to Sophie and her parents.

Sophie's parents, Wendy and Michael were delighted to receive the donation and the appeal fund now stands at £2,400 with a further £4,000 anticipated from a recent charity bike ride towards the cost of the wheelchair which is £12,000.

At present Sophie has to rely on people pushing her manual wheelchair around and an electric wheel chair will give her much needed independence.

Further details of the appeal can be found on her Facebook page - "Let's get Sophie moving".

Photograph shows the presentation of the cheque to Sophie:

Left to right - Back Row: Donna Kissinger (ABC Principal Sponsor), Lee Storer (MD, Anglian Demolition, Levi Dennis (ABC Boxer), Peter Neal (ABC Vice Chairman). Left to right - front Row: Marc Riley (ABC Boxer), Sophie Warnes, Michael Warnes, Morgan Flynn (ABC Boxer).

Attleborough Boxing Club's November 2014 Home Show

The high Quality of the Boxing was the major highlight of the whole evening with some excellent displays of boxing skills, strength and stamina from all 18 Bouts.

The packed Connaught Hall audience was very appreciative of the astounding quality that was on display and the atmosphere was electric. A 1st for the Club was that, following a recent rule change in the Sport, head guards were not worn in the final Senior Event of the evening.

Amongst the audience were George Freeman MP, Robert Kybird Leader of Breckland District Council and Karen Pettit Attleborough Town Mayor.

Boxers came from far afield, including Doncaster and Bristol, to box at the show which was very skilfully matched by Head Coach and Club Matchmaker, Jon Dennis.

Home Boxer of the night was Jack Dolan who, despite having a height and reach disadvantage against his opponent was relentless in his approach and won a unanimous points decision. His performance was run very close by Milo Clay who boxed in the Bout of the night and 2 debutants to the ring for the Home Club, Roni Dean and Connor Holloway, who both stopped their opponents with Technical Knockouts.

Other valiant home wins came from boxers Santiago Weaver, Marc Riley, Harry Burst Morgan Flynn and Ben Clarke.

During the interval the wine raffle, which was sponsored by Quality People Recruiting and Donna Kissinger Estate Agents raised £360 towards the local 'Sophie Warnes Appeal' which is looking to raise £12,000 to purchase Sophie, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a new wheel chair. The club have raised this to a total of £500 and will present this to the appeal organisers at a date to be arranged as soon as possible.

The appreciative crowd certainly all went home enthusing about the evening and looking forward to the next show which will be held on 21st March 2015.

Results Table:

  • John Wenman Haddenham v Lewis Bolingbroke Attleborough - Skills bout
  • Josh Bowyer Swale Gloves v Jack Dolan Attleborough - Dolan unanimous points
  • Joe Marsh Sudbury v Tyler Bolingbroke Attleborough - Skills bout
  • Bradley Wilkinson Norwich City v Jack Wiffin Sudbury - Wiffin unanimous points
  • Owen Pirrett Downend v Joe Kerrison Attleborough - Pirrett unanimous points
  • Charlie Huntbridge Norwich Diamonds v Ben Clarke Attleborough - Clarke unanimous points
  • Jim Head Billericay v Marc Riley Attleborough - Riley split points
  • Kingsley Riches Norwich Diamonds v Harry burst Attleborough - Burst unanimous points
  • Harry Cornwell Billericay v Matt Croxall Attleborough - Cornwell unanimous points
  • Tom McCallister Norwich City v George Dennis Sudbury - McCallister split points
  • Charlie Brown Chadd v Levi Dennis Attleborough - Brown split points
  • John McDonagh Lion v Santiago Weaver Attleborough - Weaver unanimous points
  • Dylan Parker Kingfisher v Morgan Flinn - Flinn unanimous points
  • Dylan McDonagh Hornchurch v Misha Vasiljev Attleborough - McDonagh unanimous points
  • Ryan Taylor Doncaster v Milo Clay Attleborough - Taylor split points
  • Amy good Bourne v Roni Dean Attleborough - Dean TKO
  • Jan Pauli Catlin Gator v Connor Holloway Attleborough - Holloway TKO
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