Emma-Beth took on 12 weeks of tough training in preparation for the CRN Fight Night challenge to help make a difference to people affected by cancer. She chose to support Macmillan as they were her employers chosen charity and raised a fantastic £1,420 for the charity.
All the staff and customers of Emma’s employer, Agilitas IT Solutions, supported Emma by sponsoring her and cheering her on during the Fight Night.
“I decided to take part in the CRN fight night initially as to get my fitness up and raise money for my nominated charity but as soon as my training commenced I realised it was going to be much harder than I first thought. I had 12 weeks training with Paul Butlin, Pro Boxer and Gym owner of Hard Knocks Boxing Gym in Melton Mowbray, I trained 2 hours a day for 12 weeks with fitness and cardio training, sparring and a complete diet change.
On the night of the fight I was very nervous but knew I had to give it my all as I had put too much into the event. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful against my opponent but I was over the moon to be presented with ‘Fighter of the night’ for my pure will and determination.
I thoroughly enjoyed my boxing experience and would do it again in a heartbeat (without contact lenses).
I chose to fight for Macmillan because I have lost 3 close family members to terminal cancer, I used to see the nurses come and visit my grandparents when I was little and to do the job they do they must be a very special people indeed, the work they do is outstanding! It was an honour to help.
I want to thank Agilitas for giving me the opportunity to take part and raise money for charity and I would also like to thank Paul Butlin of Hard Knocks Gym for getting me through it mentally and physically.” Emma-Beth Anthony.
Stacey Smalley, Macmillan Fundraising Manager said: “Emma-Beth is so brave to take on this challenge, it took a lot of hard work and commitment (and PAIN!). We are so proud of her for doing this to help us reach more people living with cancer that need us. Every day I am amazed by the challenges people take on to support Macmillan. Their support makes a huge difference to people affected by cancer and we couldn’t do it without them – THANK YOU.”