A SALES director from Fareham is getting ready to make his boxing bow to raise money for two charities close to his heart.
Jack Worrall is taking part in an intense 10-week white collar boxing programme called Zero To Hero alongside 26 others.
Once training has finished, Jack will get into the ring with one of them at the Mountbatten Centre on Saturday, November 29.
The 27-year-old says he joined the ZTH program to keep himself out of the pub and get fit.
At the same time, Jack is also using his 10-week experience for the Stroke Association and the neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospital Southampton.
He said: ‘Sadly I lost my gran this year to a massive stroke.
‘She was 90 years old but she was really young at heart and it was unexpected.
‘Half my money will be donated to the Stroke Association and half to Nicu who looked after my nephew Freddie when he was born nearly seven weeks early.
‘They were amazingly supportive to him, my sister and her partner and thankfully Fred made it through, so it’s nice to give something back.’
So far, Jack has raised £600 for his chosen charities and hopes to have raised even more by the time he boxes at the end of the month.
For tickets to his bout or to donate money, e-mail him at email@example.com
White-collar boxing is a form of boxing in which men and women in white-collar professions train to fight at special events. Most have had no prior boxing experience.