Almost £4,000 raised in 24 hours in memory of teenage kickboxer from Sheffield

Almost £4,000 was raised in a day in memory of a talented teenage kickboxer from Sheffield who died after a fight.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 6:36 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:59 am
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Scott Marsden, aged 14, from Malin Bridge, died following a fight for a national title in Leeds over the weekend.

The youngster, who trained at Marsden's All Styles Kickboxing Club in Hillsborough, which his father Simon and uncle Darren set up, fell ill during the fight.

He was taken to hospital but could not be saved.

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Family friend Charlotte Rowlett, who set up an online fundraising appeal following his death, said she was 'overwhelmed' at how much had been raised and it demonstrated how popular the talented fighter was.

They money will be donated to Scott's family.

She said the death of the teenager, who had fought for his country, was a 'devastating blow'.

Tributes continue to be paid to Scott online, including one from Julien Blondin, who said the young fighters died 'just chasing his dreams'.