Peppa Pig and Cinderella join boxing fun run

ZANY Owner of Team Wiseman Amateur Boxing Club Daron Wiseman, 36, at the front on the left holding a bucket, with supporters who joined him for the fun run.  Picture: Sarah Standing (120858-1651)
ZANY Owner of Team Wiseman Amateur Boxing Club Daron Wiseman, 36, at the front on the left holding a bucket, with supporters who joined him for the fun run. Picture: Sarah Standing (120858-1651)
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HUNDREDS of people turned out to cheer on members of a boxing club kitted out in some rather unusual attire for a sponsored run.

Daron Wiseman, owner of Wiseman Boxing Club, in Wecock, led the way in the four-mile run around the estate to raise money for new equipment.

BAD HABITS Lee Dix, 37, who works at Southern Gas Networks which will be sponsoring Team Wiseman in April 2012.  (120858-4500)

BAD HABITS Lee Dix, 37, who works at Southern Gas Networks which will be sponsoring Team Wiseman in April 2012. (120858-4500)

The 35-year-old pulled on some tights and platgstered his face in make-up as he was joined by fellow coaches Mark Powell, Bradley Dance, Lee Dix and Anton Wiseman.

Mr Wiseman was also accompanied by Peppa Pig, Cinderella, a nun and even a Roman at the event on Saturday.

Youngsters from the club joined them in the run, waved on by hundreds of supporters.

Mr Wiseman said: ‘It felt like the whole estate was there to cheer us on.

‘Even the police joined in on their bikes as we did two laps round Wecock.

‘I started boxing when I was a kid and it kept me out of trouble.

‘The other coaches and I don’t make any money out of it. What we get out of it is giving the kids something to do, something to focus on.

‘It was great to see the police there. We always try and instill a sense of respect in the kids for the police.

‘They have this impression that they’re bad but they’re not.

‘It’s important they build a good relationship with the police from an early age.’

He is hoping to have raised around £1,000 from the event.

To find out more about the club call 07789 704 784.