Conservative Parliamentary Candidate steps into the boxing ring to fight Cancer

Ryan Henson, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Bedford and Kempston, is swapping politics for boxing as he seeks to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Ryan will take part in a 'white collar' boxing match on Friday 22nd March at the Bedford Corn Exchange.

Ryan said: "Last year my Nan was diagnosed with lung cancer and I wanted to do something to support her and the millions of others affected by this disease. I would have preferred to try and run a marathon but a bad knee ruled that out. Boxing's reputation for helping young people avoid trouble has always appealed to me so when I found out a local event was taking place with proceeds going to Cancer Research, I signed up."

All of the participants have received 8 weeks of training and will be evenly matched on the night. Commenting on the fight, Ryan said: "I don't think I'm going to be troubling the professionals any time soon! But I've so far raised nearly £600 and as a group we're getting close to £3000 so as long as I don't get knocked out I'll be happy!"

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