On the 30th June, local boxer, Josh Warrington came to visit Candlelighters for the afternoon. Josh is the current WBC and has previously held the European, British and Commonwealth and English featherweight titles.

The 26-year old was shown round the ward and spent time with children and families, including some patients in isolation. While doing this he

Josh with Toby

signed photographs and had photos taken as well as showing the children some of the belts he has won. The photograph in the header shows one of our children, Toby, who was excited to see his belts and spend some time with Josh.

Two of the dads on the ward had been to watch Josh in action so were incredibly excited to meet him. Nothing was too much trouble for Josh and he was a fantastic guest.

Afterwards he described the visit, ‘both very inspiring and at the same time heart wrenching. Met some amazing characters and real fighters’.

We would like to thank Josh for coming to visit, it’s safe to say you definitely put some smiles on faces!

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