Bands bonanza raises funds for Sheffield boxer

A fundraising live music event was held at the Dodworth Central Social Club in aid of boxer Lee Noble to help him fight his biggest battle so far Leukemia.
A fundraising live music event was held at the Dodworth Central Social Club in aid of boxer Lee Noble to help him fight his biggest battle so far Leukemia.
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A rocking fundraiser for a Sheffield-based boxer diagnosed with leukaemia raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Professional boxer Lee Noble, aged 27, has been training and fighting at Brendan Ingle’s gym in Wincobank for several years, but last November he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

His family and friends have been fundraising for several charities ever since and have now raised more than £9,000 which will benefit Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Cancer Research UK.

On Saturday, 17 live bands packed into Dodworth Central Social Club in Dodworth, Barnsley - where Lee lives - and another £3,800 was raised.

The day-long event included a raffle and more than 250 people attend and pitched in.

Lee’s mum Lynda Noble said: “It was absolutely devastating when Lee was diagnosed. I am shattered, but I’m pleased with how the event went. It was brilliant.”

Lynda thanked Lee’s friend Chris ‘Beefy’ Thawley for organising for the bands and Lee’s dad Paul Noble, who helped organise the bash.