A coach at St Teresa’s Boxing Club in Bray, Regan ‘Rocket’ is a two-time Irish champion and was runner-up at the most recent Senior Elite Championships. His debut fight takes place on Saturday, April 1st at the National Stadium in Dublin and the young sportsman has pledged to donate 20% of his earnings as a professional boxer to the charity Meningitis Research Foundation.
“Sadly a young member of my club, Keelan O’Connor, passed away from meningitis in 2015. As a result I wanted to do something to support Meningitis Research Foundation. They are a great cause that is very close to my heart and I'm happy to help out in any way I can,” said Regan.
Caroline Krieger, Medical Information Officer of Meningitis Research Foundation said: “As a Non-Government funded organisation, Meningitis Research Foundation relies on the generosity of local communities and fundraising events to continue our vital work so we are extremely grateful to Regan for deciding to support our cause and we wish him all the best for his first professional fight.”
Meningitis Research Foundation is working in the community to raise awareness of meningitis and septicaemia (the blood poisoning form of the disease) and offer support to families affected. Not all types of meningitis are vaccine preventable so it is vital that we continue to fund research in this area and support those affected as sadly one in 10 people who contract the disease will die and one in three will be left with life-changing after effects.
Tickets for Regan’s debut fight cost €45 and are available to purchase through Regan or his father, Mark Buckley, via Facebook. Media contacts:
For further information please contact Caroline Krieger, Medical Information Officer, on: 01 819 6931/ email@example.com Background Notes: