BUDDING boxing enthusiast Kane Salvin put his fitness to good use – raising hundreds of pounds with a sponsored run for charity.
The 11-year-old pupil at Chaucer College, Parson Cross, who trains at Sheffield Boxing Centre, Hillsborough, ran four-and-a-half miles from the gym on Burton Street to Sheffield Lane Top, where he held a collection at the Lane Top Working Men’s Club.
Donations and sponsorship totalled £302 for Weston Park Hospital.
Kane has previously collected money at the club for several other charities including the cystic-fibrosis unit at the Nothern General Hospital, Help For Heroes and Ella’s Fund, set up by the family of Sheffield girl Ella Frith, who has battled a brain tumour and aims to help other young cancer sufferers.
Kane’s dad, Dale Salvin, said: “We’re really proud of him. He’s raised almost £1,000 from all his collections. Going to the gym has been great for him – he used to have asthma before he started training but he goes there every day and he’s as fit as a fiddle.”
Glyn Rhodes, who runs Sheffield Boxing Centre, said: “All this is possible due to hard boxing and fitness training and Kane’s determination and willpower to help others.”