Bellshill-based Prospect Boxing boss Paul Graham always has one charity or another at his boxing promotions with their collection buckets and raffles from Help for Heroes to SAFA, St John’s School for the deaf to MS.
Paul said: “It doesn’t cost me a penny in time or effort so I’ll always be delighted to help any charity that can piggyback onto my boxing promotions to boost their funds.”
This time however, Paul will have to go the extra mile and exert a little effort as he gets ready to cycle 300 miles in three days through five countries in aid of his favourite charity MS.
He’ll leave the Sir Matt Busby Sports Centre in Bellshill on Saturday morning and cycle to Troon where he’ll catch a ferry to Northern Ireland.
From there he’ll cycle to Dublin where he’ll catch another ferry to Holyhead in Wales and get back on the bike for the last leg to Liverpool.
Paul says it started out just as a challenge to himself and was going to treat it as a little break/road trip whilst rough camping, but after talking with family and friends set up a JustGiving page for MS.
He said: “I know a few people including a close friend living with the condition and it’s a horrible illness that I want to help find a cure for.”
It’ll be a busy couple of weeks for Paul, who by day works as a letting agent in Bellshill.
He said: “I’ll have my phone and e-mails diverted to my mobile whilst doing this charity run, then I’ll be back in Belfast the following Saturday as one of my boxers, Rhys Pagan, is fighting for a Celtic Tiger title.
“Then as well as running my letting agency, I will be putting together a 14-fight boxing show at Ravenscraig on Saturday, September 5.”
To support Paul visit www.justgiving.com/Paul-Graham17.