5:40pm Sunday 12th February 2012
COMMONWEALTH Games bronze medallist Mo Nasir is planning a white collar boxing fundraiser to help a Newport girl living with cystic fibrosis.
Family and friends of Amy Smith have raised more than £7,000 to buy her specialist equipment. Amy, now 18 months, has to undergo physiotherapy for 20 minutes twice a day using a nebuliser to rid her lungs of mucus caused by the condition.
This led to mum Louise and dad Steve starting a fundraising campaign to help buy specialist equipment to make treatment easier for the youngster.
But after raising £7,533.31 during the past nine months, the family already have enough to buy Amy a special airway clearance vest, a special type of jacket she can wear to carry out the therapy and get rid of mucus while carrying on with everyday things such as playing or watching television.
The money has been raised through events including a pub quiz, a charity night and family and friends running the Cardiff half marathon.
A white collar boxing event is now planned for the end of the month to help with the final bit of funds needed to pay for alterations of the vest size as Amy gets older.
Mrs Smith said she will donate any funds not needed to a relevant charity.
The white collar boxing event is being organised by Mr Nasir who owns Mo’s boxing and fitness academy in Pill.
It will take place at Pill Millennium Centre on February 24. Tickets are £15 per person and are on sale at the academy. Part of the funds raised will be donated to Amy’s Fund and part to the academy.
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