Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Fighting For Local Hospice

Stewart Mackay receiving his charity kit from the girls at St Raphael's

A local Conservative activist is to fight five rounds in the boxing ring to raise money for St Raphaels Hospice.

Stewart Mackay in trainingStewart Mackay who used to be a Conservative Councillor in Runnymede and is now part of the local Tory action team in Nonsuch ward (which covers a good chunk of Worcester Park, has embarked on three months of intensive boxing training and will be stepping into the ring in September. He will be fighting five rounds against an as yet unknown opponent to raise money for the Hospice on London Road.

Stewart says:
“I am a firm believer in living without regrets. One of my mine is that I never boxed... always too busy, always making excuses as to why I could not do it. However, needing to get fit and looking for a challenge this year, I settled on the team at The Ring Boxing Club.  They have persuaded me to get involved in a program they call 321 CityBoxer. “ 
“This is probably one of the craziest things I have ever done and when I sit and actually think about it ...it terrifies me!!"
“As a locally based charity, serving a fairly small area, the hospice supports over 1000 local patients each year and in 25 years, they have helped more than 10,000 local people and their families. They are only part-funded by the NHS who give them around £1 million per year which is about only 25% of their costs. So they need to raise over £3 million a year, every year, to continue offering outstanding care. That is why St Raphael's is my chosen charity.“
Stewart picked up his charity kit from St Raphael's a few weeks ago and began training a few days after that. He is looking to raise £1,000 for the charity. It is very easy to help Stewart raise the money for St Raphael's. Just go to his Just Giving page which is here: http://www.justgiving.com/321cityboxer/.

Please support Stewart and St Raphael’s Hospice.

Stewart Mackay with Boris Johnson for St. Raphael'sUpdate (5th July)

Stewart gets some support from some chap visiting Sutton...