White Collar Boxing
- Name: Paul Nicholls
- Location: Jersey
- Fundraising target: £5,000
- Page closes: 01 August 2011
- Online donations: £2,455.00
- Offline donations: £1,446.41
- Reclaimed Gift Aid: £224.23
- Current total: £4,125.64
I am taking part in this year's White Collar Boxing show at the Hotel de France, Jersey to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust's Jersey Appeal. Your support will help raise money towards a new unit being built at Southampton General Hospital. Every young person who is diagnosed with cancer in Jersey will benefit from improved care and facilities in Southampton.
On Saturday 16 July 2011 I am going to be putting my neck on the line to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust's Jersey Appeal. I have signed up for this year Jersey White Collar Boxing show at the Hotel de France and between now and then I am undergoing a punishing 10 weeks of training and exercise. No booze, no fags, no curries, no late nights...just sheer physical exhaustion!As anyone who knows me will confirm, I am not exactly built for boxing! My last "fight" of any note, was in my school playground around 1980 when I won a split decision against a kid called John Ambrose! (John if you are reading this, it should have been a unanimous verdict!)Anyway, for 10 weeks I am undergoing the boxing boot camp from hell, as I endeavour to ready my ageing and fairly dilapidated frame into that of a boxing champion! In doing so, I want to try to raise as much money as possible for a brilliant cause Jersey's Teenage Cancer Trust Appeal.Young people with cancer in Jersey need to travel to Southampton to receive their specialised treatment. To provide them with the best care in an age-appropriate environment, we have established a local appeal on the island to raise at least £100,000 to help develop the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Southampton General Hospital. This is the amount it costs to fit out a patient bedroom with everything a young person would want when spending long periods in hospital.Each bedroom has entertainment equipment including flat screen televisions, sound systems, customised lighting, wall art, en-suite bathroom and internet access. There is also place for parents or family and friends to stay over on a pull-out bed.Donating is dead easy and if you have got this far you can't possibly go back without donating can you? Best of all, just imagine….not only are you supporting a fantastic cause but you are paying for the pleasure of vicariously inflicting pain on me!!Please donate generously – it really does mean an awful lot.So please dig deep and donate now.Thanks
White Collar Boxing
Well I can honestly say that this weekend was far from normal! After the fun and games of the weigh-in on Friday night and the terrifying prospect of being publicly weighed in front of hundreds of people, the main event took place at the Hotel de France on Saturday! I can honestly say I have never, and will never again, experience a night like it - a quite electrifying atmosphere and a cacophony of sound! All the guys did us proud and for me, its been an honour and a privilege to have trained with you. As for the result, well that was fairly incidental - I got a fortunate points decision but I salute each and every individual who had the courage and determination to have got into that ring on Saturday night. Between us we will have raised a significant sum of money for a brilliant cause - for young people who show more courage and determination each and every day than any of us could even begin to contemplate - you are the true fighters. Finally, may a say a huge thank you to Ben Murray, Alan, Tony and Gerry and all the boys for taking us on this journey. In the words of that great thespian Vinnie Jones "its been emotional"!>More
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Very impressed that you managed to cope with all that training and even more impressed that you won!!! What next???? The mind boggles.... xxx
Well done Paul and all for a good cause. Shorty.
Well done Paul!
Congratulations on a great accomplishment Paul. When do we get to see the art work?
Well done! Can't wait to see the youtube clips. Kids were rooting for you from "over here". Juliette, Will & Eliza
Good luck. Next stop Klitschko!
Good luck; all in a great cause (and I don't mean hitting an estate agent).
Good luck Paul and all the very best on your special day. Keep my fingers crossed for you.
Love the photos Paul-stick with it boy! Simon
A worthwhile cause - Good luck ! Russell
This is the first time I've sponsored a boxer - sounds more painful than triathlon. Good luck!
Good effort Paul, lets hope you havent got Frank Brunos glass jaw!
We wish good luck and hope training is going well!!! The Day household
...we can only hope that it makes some improvement to your face :D
I wouldn't do that, believe me. Either your dad is right or you really should have found another suitable way to get fit for summer :-) All the best man!
Nutski, good to see you are living up to your name! Trust you will be posting the fight on youtube in due course...good luck! Matt
"I am built for love not boxing!" - Ha Ha,so funny, good luck and such a super cause
If you knew what I know..... Remember, just keep swinging!!
Boxing lawyers - should be televised. Very best of luck
"I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick." Ali 1974
Good luck Paul from the Boot Camp Jersey Team
|Laurence O' Donnell||£50.00||01/06/11||
Good luck with this "adventure"
Good luck Paul...give em hell!
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!
Good luck Paul. no doubt you will be taking inspiration from the "Hayemaker" on 2nd July! Will hopefully be there for moral support - or at least to buy you a beer afterwards!
As soon as the bell goes, stick your nut on him. That usually works for me .....
Paul, good luck to you!
|Nick and Lizzie||£30.00||01/06/11||
You're gonna eat lightnin' and you're gonna crap thunder!
Just had to be first ! Good luck Paul, always the one for the mad stunts but if you must have your face rearranged its a top cause to do it for......
Well done Paul. Rather you than me.
What some people will do to get down and dirty with a Royal Marine instructor! HH
Good on you Paul!
Feel the red mist!
Best of luck! At least you're putting your insanity to good use!!!
I hope someone knocks sense in you. I never in all those years. Dad
Do the opponents bid to fight a lawyer?
Great cause, great effort. Looking forward to flying over and supporting you. Emma