Nurse hoping to cause some bruises

Nurse Martine Powell will be dishing out the bruises as part of a boxing challenge to raise money for charity.
Nurse Martine Powell will be dishing out the bruises as part of a boxing challenge to raise money for charity.

You don’t expect nurses to be the ones causing the bruises... but that’s what one Blackpool health professional is hoping to do – all in the name of charity.

Martine Powell, an 
associate practitioner on the Cardiac Investigation Unit at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been selected to enter an Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) charity event to raise money for Cancer Research in July.

The event will see Martine trained in boxing for eight weeks, which she has already started, and pitted against another contender of a similar ability and boxing weight.

Money raised from the sale of tickets to the black tie event, which will be held at The Village Hotel, Blackpool. on July 5, will then be donated straight to the charity. Martine said: “I used to be in to a lot of adrenaline sports, but haven’t done anything since I had my two children.

“My husband sent in the application and I was really surprised to be selected.

“I’m about halfway through the training now and am loving it.

“It’s a great way to get fit.

“I’ve got a few bruises 
already, but it’s all for a good cause.

“I’ll have the usual boxing head protection on the day so I’m not too worried about 
getting seriously hurt.

“It’s just going to be a lot of fun and a great night for anyone who wants to go and watch.”

Martine has the challenge of selling tickets to the event, as well as raising sponsorship.

You can sponsor Martine by visiting her just giving page at www.justgiving.com/pixiepowell or by texting “MPOW81 £x” to 70070 (where x is an amount of money you wish to sponsor).

You can also contact Martine to buy a ticket for the event at the Village Hotel (formerly De Vere) on July 5 through the hospital by emailing communications@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk or by visiting http://www.ultrawhitecollarboxing.co.uk/product/blackpool/, and including that you are supporting Martine Powell.

For more information on the event visit http://www.ultrawhitecollarboxing.co.uk/product/blackpool/.