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Attleborough boxer knocks out challenge to help support her club

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A member of Attleborough Boxing Club has completed a gruelling 48-hour running challenge to raise money for the club that she loves.

Private Lily Devlin, a reserve with the 254 Medical Regiment in Norwich, felt she had to do something to help her civilian club during the pandemic.

The British Army boxing team member said: “The club has been trying to raise funds as it gets its money from people going in there; with the coronavirus crisis, that is not happening.

Lily Devlin who is part of the Bitish Army Boxing team. Picture submitted. (34962003)
Lily Devlin who is part of the Bitish Army Boxing team. Picture submitted. (34962003)

“So I decided I wanted to do something, both to help them raise more money and to challenge myself.”

The challenge consisted of the boxer running four miles every four hours for 48 hours, starting on Monday, running day and night, and finishing on Wednesday.

After completing the challenge, she said: “It feels really good and I feel I have really achieved something. It was very tough at times.

“But the thought of raising money for the club and my own mental strength got me through it. As it got tough, I got tougher with it.”

Pvt Devlin first joined Attleborough Boxing Club at the end of 2012 and went on to win two national titles.

She believes boxing helped her find a purpose and a path in her life.

The 21-year-old said: “Boxing has given me discipline. Without Attleborough Boxing Club, I really would have been lost – that is why I wanted to give something, however small, back to them.

“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated; without their support, the club would not be getting this help.

“It just means so much to me and to the club, so thank you.”

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