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Buckley back in the ring to help fight meningitis

20 Aug 2017
Buckley back in the ring to help fight meningitis

Following a successful debut fight in May, Wicklow pro-boxer, Regan Buckley, will be back in the ring on 9th September for the ‘Celtic Clash 3’. The talented youngster from Bray will be moving up three weight classes to fight against another Irish, unbeaten fighter, Carl McDonald.

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 survivors will be left with life-changing after effects.

Caroline Krieger, Medical Information Officer, of Meningitis Research Foundation said: “As a Non-Government funded charity, Meningitis Research Foundation relies on the support of local communities and fundraising events to continue our vital work so we are extremely grateful to Regan for his continued support of the charity and we wish him all the best for his upcoming fight.”

Regan’s fight will take place in the national stadium in Dublin with tickets costing €40 for gallery seating and €60 for ringside seating. This will be Regan’s biggest fight to date and all support would be greatly appreciated.

The fight takes place ahead of Meningitis Awareness Week which runs from 18th-24th September. If you would like to get involved and hold a fundraiser for Meningitis Research Foundation please contact the Dublin office on: 01 819 6931.

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