From The City of Hereford Boxing Academy:

At The City of Hereford Boxing Academy we have recently come to learn of a heartbreaking situation that involves one of the students at the St James School in Hereford.

In an effort to raise money (for reasons you will read below) for a truly worthwhile cause, we will be hosting a charity boxing exhibition event in Hereford.

More details on the event will follow in a separate post, but for now please read Connors story as told by his parents.

“As some of you may already be aware, our precious son, Connor William aged 5, is fighting a battle that no child should have to fight – the fight against cancer. In late April 2021, Connor went for a follow up eye test and through their investigations it was discovered that Connor had a brain tumour. After surgery we were told that Connor has an aggressive stage 4 cancer in his brain. He is currently receiving a 6 week program of radiotherapy with a drug trial, a 6 week break to rebuild his immune system and then this will be followed with another 8 month block of Chemotherapy.

“Receiving the news that your child has been diagnosed with cancer is absolutely heart breaking for any parent as well as other family members and friends. Our goal is to help Connor through his treatment plan whilst ensuring we, as a family, maintain a happy, enjoyable childhood for him as much as possible. Despite his illness, we feel it is important that Connor, his brother Corey and sister Keira have the same enjoyment of childhood activities that other children enjoy.

“As a family, to deal with Cancer at 5 years of age is incredibly difficult and we are grateful for the support through this terrible journey. We would love to give Connor something to look forwards to at the end of his treatment by means of a holiday trip with his siblings, something he has not had before and would appreciate any support for this.

“Thank you for all your support.”

We will be looking for local businesses and individuals to donate sponsorship funds towards the cost of the event and then ALL funds raised at the event will be donated towards Connor and his family, and their dream holiday when treatment is over.