Ray’s boxing charity challenge

FISTS were up for a gruelling fundraiser at a Parkgate gym.

For his latest venture, 70-year old desert runner Ray Matthews went back to his boxing roots, and challenged others to match his fitness.

His 15-round boxing challenge for cash was to give East African families a fighting chance - at survival.

“It was a great experience and a very satisfying one”, said Ray. A further money-spinner on March 18 will see him tackle the 25-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks trek with friends whose challenge will be to complete the distance inside 12 hours.

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