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Orpington boxers raise cash for Cancer Research with skip-a-thon

PUBLISHED: 12:17 08 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:17 08 February 2013

Boxers from The Frank Bruno Academy, in Orpington, raised £775 for Cancer Research.

Boxers from The Frank Bruno Academy, in Orpington, raised £775 for Cancer Research.

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A group of lightfooted boxers took part in a charity 'skip-a-thon' at The Glades in aid of Cancer Research last week.

The 14 youngsters from The Frank Bruno Boxing Academy, at The Priory School, in Orpington, skipped for nine hours in 20 minute bursts and raised £775.

Generous shoppers donated as the budding sports stars, including four national champions and a junior world champion, took turns to with the rope and demonstrated boxing skills.

Academy student, 17-year-old Parris Mavour, said: “I think all together I must have skipped for about four hours.

“I’m so pleased we have raised so much money for such a great cause.”

Those interested in joining these future boxing stars at the academy should contact Karen Clinton on 01689 604377 for details on trials later this month.

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