"Andy was a larger-than-life character, hardworking, full of mischief and bad jokes, He was very caring and loved to help others." - Theresa
Andy Petty was a popular and very loved person among his peers, and unfortunately he has passed away. Andy's loved ones have decided to honour their memory of him by supporting a charity that is very close to what he was passionate about. Being a big boxing fan, Andy offered support at many boxing events and also raised money for charities. It is for this reason that those close to him have decided to undertake a fundraising campaign as a tribute, supporting The Ringside Charitable Trust.
The Ringside Charitable Trust
The Ringside Charitable Trust supports boxers that experience a range of health issues as a result of boxing. This includes chronic injuries, illnesses, depression, and alcohol dependency. The charity aims to provide a care home for boxers affected in this way, which can help provide ongoing medical help and therapy.
The aim of the charity is to sustain and develop a home that will meet the needs of boxers that have long and short-term issues as a result of their profession. With a thirty-six bed residential unit being their target, support towards their cause goes a long way to ensuring they can care for the boxers that have shown such dedication to their careers over the years.
- Care for boxers who have health issues as a result of boxing.
- Develop a home to meet the needs of the boxers.
- Raise funds for ongoing management and maintenance of the home.
- Raise awareness of the health issues former boxes experience.
You can support Theresa's fundraiser for The Ringside Charitable Trust, in honour of Andy Petty, here: