It’s fighting talk for our Claire

PHARMACY Front shop Manager Claire Davidson is psyched up and eager for victory at White Collar Boxing Night on 25th March at Kelly’s Complex, Portrush.

Claire who works at Cloughmill Pharmacy is taking part in the event to raise much-needed funds for Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

White Collar Boxing is a type of sport where men and women in white collar professions train to fight at a special event. Most of them have no boxing experience.

Hosted by NI Live Events, competitors are now in there forth of eight weeks of training prior to the big night. Tickets have recently went on sale from Ground Coffee shops in Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush also in Portstewart from Clarke Cullen, Dempseys and morellis.

Claire explained: “I am competing in the NI Live Event and Rutledge White Collar Boxing event to be held on the 25th March in Kelly’s Portrush.

“ Working in a health care environment I have become more aware of what people with various illness go through as a daily regime by taking many different types of medications to help ease pain and treat their illness. The fact that raising money helps towards more research for better treatments encourages me to make an effort to help.

“As a part of the event I am also organising a Big Fat Table Quiz this Friday night (18th February) at the Bush Tavern at 8pm.

“At the quiz there is going to be such a great night of entertainment on with lots of great prizes to be won. Some of the prizes include a Magimix cordless kettle donated by Walkers Ballymoney, Wash, Cut and blow dry from Bleu Hair design, £20 voucher from Sizzling Sausage, MOT Check and Repair (parts up to £50)- Taughey Motor Works. The quiz starts at 8pm and light supper will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

“There will also be a raffle for two tickets for the White Collar Boxing event, which is certain to sell out fast.”

Speaking about her training and the forthcoming boxing event, Claire added: “I’ve already started training, its a lot more difficult than I imagined but I can feel myself getting fitter with every session. Spike from Scorpion Boxing Club has been training my group, he’s working us really hard which is good and will set us up well for when were in the ring. We’re taking all what he tells us on board and hope all the sparing and knocks were getting pays off on the 25th”.

“My friends and family have given me outstanding support and sponsorship and so to have local businesses and I would really like to thank them.”

For further information on White Collar Boxing Night contact NI Live Events on or telephone 07799718768. If anybody would like to donate money for Claire call into Cloughmills Pharmacy or online at - all donations will be greatly appreciated.