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Dad-of-two Taking on Boxing Challenge in Aid of ‘second mum’

David Barrow - White Collar Fighter

[First published in The Leigh Journal – 22nd February 2018]

A Dad-of-two is in training for a boxing challenge to support a charity which helped his ‘second mum’ before she died from cancer.

David Barrow, from Atherton, will step in the ring on March 10th in Manchester as one of the boxers in a White Collar Fighter event to support the HoneyRose Foundation, which made arrangements to renew the vows of his mother-in-law Ann Speers and husband David last April at their Westleigh home.

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WCF Contender Featured in the Stockport Express

Stockport Express

Shout out to WCF contender Caroline Pollitt​ for being featured on the front page of the Stockport Express​! Over the course of the 8 week training programme Caroline raised £1,800 for St Ann’s Hospice​.

Stockport Express article

BBC Radio 5 Live – The Story of a White Collar Fighter

BBC Radio 5 Live - The Story of a White Collar Fighter

Listen to Ciaran Tracey’s BBC Radio 5 Live documentary that was made all about the White Collar Fighter journey… “Why I Fight: The Story of a White Collar Fighter”.

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Visit BBC Blogs to read the full article.

Interview With BBC 5 Live

From “fat, middle-class, boring Dad” to White Collar Fighter… Watch Andrew Findlay’s interview with BBC 5 Live and find out why the entered the ring for charity.

Formerly homeless man who beat cancer and slept under Stockport viaduct to raise cash for charity

Mike Whitworth

[First published in Manchester Evening News – 13th January 2017]

A man who beat cancer and battled homelessness will fight on behalf of charities who helped turn his life around.

Mike Whitworth, from Heaviley, now works in the fitness industry and will take part in a White Collar Fighter boxing bout in aid of the Wellspring and Cancer Research UK.

The 31-year-old found himself homeless and on the street in 2007 following a relationship breakdown – sleeping in parks and under Stockport viaduct.

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