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Boxers’ knockout night boosts McFerran appeal

FLINTSHIRE’S top boxers took to the ring to help raise a knockout amount of cash for the Chronicle’s Peter McFerran Appeal.

Organised by Shotton ABC and Connah’s Quay firm Jimsul Construction, a packed Connah’s Quay Civic Hall audience was treated to a night of first class boxing.

The 12-fight card included boxers from Birkenhead’s Venture Club as well as young fighters from Wrexham, Wigan and Manchester.

Popular Connah’s Quay fighter Tom Doran added to the occasion, held last Friday (November 3), as he made his final amateur appearance before turning pro.

Jimsul’s Alan Sullivan was thrilled with the night and said the standard of boxing was superb.

He said: “The night has raised a substantial amount of cash through ticket and programme sales and sponsorship. The cash will be split equally between Shotton ABC and the Peter McFerran Appeal.

“I’m delighted at the success of the event. Shotton ABC’s Shane Thomas does a wonderful job giving these young lads a direction in life and teaching them discipline. However, the club is desperately short of funds.”

The Chronicle’s Peter McFerran Appeal aims to raise £15,000 to buy an incubator for the baby care unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Peter McFerran, 24, weighed 4lb 9oz when he was born eight weeks prematurely in November 1982.

He spent a fortnight in an incubator at the hospital.

In July 2007 Peter, by then a senior aircraftsman with 1 Squadron RAF Regiment, was killed in Iraq.

To organise a sponsored event or make a donation to the appeal, call the Flintshire Chronicle newsdesk on 01244 821911 or 01352 755455.