Charity night in memory of Sheffield woman who died aged 22

A charity night is being held in memory of Leigh Holden
A charity night is being held in memory of Leigh Holden
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A charity boxing night is to take place in memory of a young Sheffield woman who died aged just 22.

Family and friends of Leigh Holden have arranged a boxing night at Beighton Welfare on Friday, November 4, between 6.30pm and midnight.

The event, which costs £20 per ticket, is designed to raise funds for the coronary intensive care unit at the Northern General Hospital where Leigh was cared for.

Leigh died in July 2013 after complications following a heart attack in March 2013.

Friend Samantha Brown, who has helped arrange the night, said this year's event in memory of Leigh is the 'biggest ever' charity do that has been put on in her memory.

Leigh had been a qualified hairstylist but at the time of her death was working as a telesales executive for insurance firm Motorway Direct.

An inquest in August 2014 heard Leigh had died after medics reduced her blood-thinning medication - a decision the court was told was made for valid medical reasons as she had been coughing up 'life-threatening amounts of blood'.

For more information about the event, search for 'South Yorkshire White Collar Boxing Events' on Facebook.