Amateur boxing event in support of Cancer Research UK

An employee at a local home improvement company is taking part in Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Stephen Emson, a Technical Caseworker at Care and Repair Worcestershire – which is a part of Fortis Living – will take part in the event on Saturday 14 December at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Worcester.

Stephen was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2017 and, since recovering, he’s been involved with UWCB to raise money. He will train at his local gym, Iron Fight Club, for the next several weeks in preparation for the event.

He said: “I was showing symptoms for around about six months before I took myself to get checked. I visited my GP on a number of occasions in 2017 only to be told my symptoms were a result of irritable bowel syndrome or related to me being type 1 diabetic. I must add that I only went to get checked out following constant nagging and urging from my partner Emma; if it hadn’t been for her concern and care I probably wouldn’t have gone.

“I would highly recommend the boxing club to anyone. Since the last UWCB event, the coaches and members have helped me emotionally to deal with things and have been so welcoming.”

Stephen has a JustGiving page where friends, family and colleagues can donate:

Stephen concluded: “After looking at what I could have lost, I feel I have a duty to keep raising money for research and treatment, and to help build awareness.”

Fortis Living is part of Platform Housing Group, which provides more than 45,000 homes from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.

For further information please contact Stephen Emson, Caseworker at Care and Repair Worcester, on 07918 163109 or at Tickets for the event are still available. For prices and payment information please contact Stephen on the contact details above.

Photo caption: Stephen Emson has recovered from cancer and is fighting in Ultra White Collar Boxing.