We're supporting and sponsoring carer-in-training Caroline Windley’s fight against cancer!
Caroline is taking part in the Ultra White Collar boxing event on the 16th March 2019 at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, where most participants who are complete beginners, raise money for Cancer Research UK. Ultra White Collar boxing is Cancer Research UK’s biggest fundraising supporter in the UK and is something that Caroline wanted to be a part of. She says:
“For me it wasn’t just about getting fit, I have had friends and family diagnosed with cancer, some succumbed sadly to it and some have got through the treatment. Last Christmas my friend got the all clear. This event takes all adults of all ages and size with zero boxing skills, and gives them 8 weeks of boxing training. As part of the process of becoming a foster parent I underwent a medical, so I have the added excitement to be fit both mentally and physically for our application to Blue Sky Fostering and the boxing event.”
With the match date coming up fast, Caroline, pictured [above, right] with her wife Liz, is in the thick of training, but also has her mind set on becoming a Foster Carer this year too:
“I am laughing with a mixture of excitement and fear of what I’ve got myself into! But I’m as trained as I can be, and I’ve put in the boxing/fitness hours needed. It’s for a great cause close to my heart. This is truly a wonderful year, and it would be the icing in the cake to know we are accepted as foster parents.”
Blue Sky Fostering’s Director of Operations, Nicola Crisp says:
“Blue Sky are thrilled to support Caroline to raise money for Cancer Research and really value the opportunity to sponsor Caroline in this incredibly worthwhile venture. As a ‘soon to be’ Foster Carer for Blue Sky Fostering, we were excited to hear about Caroline’s passion for charity fund raising, for women in sport and for all that she is already bringing with this inspirational challenge.
“Cancer touches so many people and we have worked with both carers and colleagues who have sadly been given the news of a diagnosis of cancer. We know that Cancer Research is at the forefront of research and is helping so many individuals, like the people we know, work with and care deeply about, to live long and healthy lives through the work they do.”
To donate to Caroline’s cause, visit her Just Giving page where you’ll also find updates of her journey: http://bit.ly/2CdwmS3
** UPDATE **
"A big thank you for Blue Sky Foster Agency support. I have face free of any bruising, in fact no direct hits to the face! Yeah! I strutted my stuff putting on a good show to my walk in music, loved every moment. I held my own, having good ring craft facing down my opponent. I got in a few jabs, hook and uppercut. I hit the canvas twice during my match and on the second round called it a day!
A gentleman watching us two oldest contestants, put in a £1,000 cheque for a good show and sportswomanship. We went to chat to him afterwards, like so many stories he shared, his wife had died from cancer. The event on the 16th March raised over £27,000 with more sponsorship coming in." - Caroline Windley