Joshua's glove raises £380 for cancer charity

By Mark Andrews | Telford | Boxing | Published:

Fundraisers for a breast cancer group were left pleased as punch after Richie Woodhall's latest charity auction raised £380.

Richie Woodhall with Betty Jenkinson of Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Support and Jeremy Lamond of Halls

Richie auctioned off a glove signed by undisputed world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in aid of the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Support group, based at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital.

The auction was held at Halls auctioneers in Shrewsbury, which waived its usual fee.

Pink Ribbon founder member Betty Jenkinson said she was thrilled with the result, which would make a massive difference to the group's efforts.

At the moment the charity is working to raise £75,000 for a new biopsy machine at the hospital's cancer unit.

"It's been absolutely brilliant, I wasn't expecting to get that much," said Mrs Jenkinson, 77, who has twice been diagnosed with breast cancer.

"All the money will towards the big machine, and the publicity has also been brilliant."

Richie said he was thrilled by the response.

"Anthony Joshua is very popular at the moment after his recent win, and I thought the time would be right to sell something that has been signed by him."


He added that former England football captain Rio Ferdinand, who Richie is training as a boxer, had promoted the auction on his Twitter account.

Former world super-middleweight champion Richie, from Telford, has been holding a series of regular auctions to raise money for cancer charities over the past two years.

The auctions are raised in memory of his father Len, who died from prostate cancer in 2015.

Other charities which have benefited include the Jayne Sargent Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Harry Johnson Trust and the Lingen Davies Cancer Relief Fund.

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.


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