Boxing show could give Lou a holiday

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A MUM-of-seven with terminal cancer will be given a reason to smile as fundraisers stage a charity event.

The community has rallied round to help Lou Hirst, 40, from Leigh Park.

The popular mum is fighting secondary terminal cancer after beating breast cancer three years ago.

Lou has always wanted to have her garden spruced up.

So friends and family have organised a charity boxing event at Havant Leisure Centre tomorrow.

It is hoped enough money will be raised to help Lou and her husband Darren have a holiday with their children.

Lou’s brother Ben Harris has been training specifically for the boxing match.

Danny Stead, 39, a boxer and friend of Lou, said: ‘There are lots of lads who said they would get in the ring to raise some money.

‘No-one is earning anything from this. It’s all for Lou so she can have her garden done and have a holiday.’

A raffle will offer several prizes, including a Ricky Hatton glove and signed Pompey shirt.

Tickets cost £20 on the door, with £5 a ticket for children under 12. The event starts at 6pm, with bouts starting at 7pm.