Yorkshire lawyer Sarah McCann is fighting to raise money for Cancer Research by taking part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing competition on Sunday.
She’s part of LCF Law’s residential team at the company’s Bradford office, and has been sponsored by the firm and her colleagues to take part in the challenge, which sees people with no previous boxing experience, take to the ring in a safe and enjoyable environment whilst raising money for Cancer Research.
She said: “LCF have made a generous donation to be my sponsor on the night where I will compete in front of 2,000 people and I will be matched with my opponent based on my weight and fitness level. My brother is a professional boxer and my dad is a retired professional boxer who now coaches, so when I heard about the competition I thought it was an ideal way for me to step into the ring and challenge myself, as well as shocking my brother and dad!
“I have been training three evenings a week for eight weeks, and it’s been tough, but I have kept focusing on the main reason I signed up for the fight, which was to help raise money for Cancer Research, and be part of the most important fight, which is the fight against cancer.
“If the sponsorship I raise can make even the slightest difference to helping treat such a devastating disease, then I will be a winner regardless of the result on the night. I couldn’t have tackled this challenge without the amazing support I have received from LCF Law, work colleagues, friends and family who have all been incredible.”
Julie Davis, Director at LCF Residential, the conveyancing arm of LCF Law says: “Sarah and hundreds of other people like her across the country are hoping to raise a staggering £2million for Cancer Research in a series of boxing competitions throughout the UK, and we are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring and supporting her for this exciting challenge.
“Sarah’s family are coming over from Northern Ireland to watch her and lots of her colleagues from our residential team will also be there on the night cheering her on. Sarah’s been with our firm for three years now and she has progressed into the role of conveyancing executive whilst also studying for her Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification. She is a very determined and hardworking young professional and I am sure she will apply this same spirit when she gets into the ring.”