Boxers battle it out for Jorgie

Novice boxers jumped into the ring for the first time in their lives for a brave Fylde coast girl battling an aggressive type of cancer.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 12:37 pm
Updated Monday, 30th July 2018, 8:13 pm
A white-collar boxing evening was organised at Kirkham and Wesham Cricket Club to raise funds for three year-old Jorgie Rae Griffiths, who is suffering from neuroblastoma. Action from the bout featuring Andy Davis (left) against Zach Sidani . PIC BY ROB LOCK 28-7-2018

Jorgie Rae Griffiths, three, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in April 2016.

The disease affects around 100 children each year in the UK, and in around half of all cases the cancer will return even after intensive treatment.

Jorgie, who lives in Wesham with mum Lauren, dad Barry, and older sisters Ellie and Margaret, is now undergoing specialist treatment in Michigan, USA, at a cost of around £30,000 per round trip.

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A white-collar boxing evening was organised at Kirkham and Wesham Cricket Club to raise funds for three year-old Jorgie Rae Griffiths, who is suffering from neuroblastoma. Jorgie Rae and her father Barry appear to have won the raffle. PIC BY ROB LOCK 28-7-2018

Her nan, Carole McCabe, said: “The treatment that she’s on isn’t funded in this country. It’s exhausting to say the least with the travelling and the two flights there and two flights back.”

Friends, family and well-wishers gathered at Kirkham and Wesham Cricket Club on Saturday for a white-collar boxing event in aid of the youngster.

Wannabe boxers duked it out to raise money to fund her continued treatment.

Carole said: “What she has been though in her short life is unbelievable and yet she comes back fighting every single time. You can’t fail to be moved.

“She leaves a lasting impression on everybody that she meets. For me, she’s the reason for getting up every day.

“She got up in the ring and got all the audience up to a rendition ogf ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen and there were tears everywhere. She is an absolute superstar.”