Fundraiser for tragic Sheffield teenage kickboxer Scott Marsden passes £2,000 mark

A fundraising page has been set up to raise money for the devastated family of talented kickboxer Scott Marsden.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 1:55 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:39 am
Scott Marsden - image by SWNS

Scott Marsden, 14, known as Scotty, was competing for an English title at Leeds Martial Arts college on Saturday when he collapsed.

The fight was stopped for the teenage kickboxer to receive medical treatment at the scene before he was rushed to hospital.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed this morning that Scott had died.

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Charlotte Rowlett has today launched a fundraising page to help raise money for his devastated family.

On it, she said: "Yesterday we were all struck with the devastating blow none of us ever thought possible.

"Our lovely Scotty, who suffered an injury on Saturday 11/3/17 whilst doing the thing he loved, Kickboxing, sadly never recovered and took his final bow surrounded by his family and people who love him in the early hours of this morning.

"I've had the pleasure of helping Scotty raise money in the past to help send him off to fight overseas in the WKU world open championship, where he won Gold -50kg division, something I was so incredibly proud of him for doing.

"So thought it fitting I do it for him again now, even though it's breaking my heart.

"Everything Scotty did, he did with passion and a confidence that was a pleasure to behold, he was the most wonderful, talented boy and the loss of him will leave a hole in so many people's lives.

"Scott was not only a kick boxer though, he is a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin and a friend.

"No amount of money can take away the pain his family are feeling today and always, but no family should ever have to cater for coping with the loss of a 14 year old boy, with his whole life ahead of him.

"Please give what you can to help support his beautiful family."

The fundraising page hit its £400 target in less than an hour before hitting its £600 target an hour later.

Charlotte has now increased the target to £2,500 of which more than £2,000 has already been raised.