Boxing: South Yorkshire village unites behind cancer-fighting boxer Lee Noble

Lee Noble - fighting his corner
Lee Noble - fighting his corner

The village of Dodworth is hoping to raise around £15,000 for its boxing son Lee Noble, who is fighting leukaemia.

Station Inn pub landlord Adam McCaslin is one of the organisers of an 11-hour mini-music festival, planned for February 28.

“I’ve known Lee since we were at Penistone Grammar, he is very popular in Dudworth and the whole place wants to help him” he said. Eighteen bands will perform at the pub and the WMC across the road. Fellow Ingle boxers like Kell Brook and Kid Galahad have been invited as have Sky TV’s Ringside programme. Raffle prizes have been donated from people like Tony Bellew and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

“Lee has fans all over the country; a lot of people want to help” said McCaslin. “I think it has been overwhelming for Lee to know what people think of him.”

The landlord said offers for raffle prizes continued to flood in. Details of how to help can be found on the Team Noble fundraising page on Facebook, or by ringing 07445-823864.

“Lee was given a 45% chance of surviving at one point but the latest reports suggest that the doctors are very happy with him.”

Donations will be split between Lee himself, the ward he has been treated in at Sheffield’s Hallamshire Hospital and a leukaemia charity.