Fundraiser, Lorna Packs Punch for Hospice

15 Sep 2021

Regular Dr Kershaw’s Fundraiser, Lorna Babington, 22, from Moorside, wanted to do something different this time round, to raise funds for the Hospice who cared for her dad, Chris, before he sadly died at age 49, when she was just 15.

With bike rides, coffee mornings, party nights and more, Lorna decided that for her latest fundraising feat she would sign up for a new challenge and learn how to fight to take part in a white collar boxing match.

Lorna who herself works as a Carer in a care home said: “When dad was cared for at the Hospice it helped my family so much that the Hospice team were so supportive and how comfortable they made him. I was confirmed when dad was at the Hospice, they bathed and made him look really smart and lovely, and managed to get him to church which really made my day. I spent eight weeks intense training to get me ready for fight night, it was tough both mentally and physically but I really enjoyed it and am so happy to have done the challenge in memory of my dad to raise funds for Dr Kershaw’s.”

Lorna who raised over £400 from her fight night, unfortunately didn’t win what was her first match but is looking forward to getting back into the ring in the future to raise more funds for the Hospice.

For more information on fundraising for Dr Kershaw’s, contact the Hospice’s Fundraising Team on 161 624 9984 or


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