Sander Douglas was paralysed from the chest down in an off-road motor biking accident on the 2nd of January 2011. Sander has got two young children and has battled through all the challenges associated with spinal cord injury, and has also managed to continue working after his accident.
Sander’s sister, Kate Anne Douglas, was first diagnosed with breast cancer whilst pregnant with her daughter Lola. She could not undergo the required treatment whilst pregnant. Therefore the cancer developed rapidly. She has undergone extensive treatment since, including chemotherapy and various trial procedures. Currently she has tumours on her lungs and liver, however these are shrinking as a result of her treatment – she remains stable.
Sander and Katie decided to put on a boxing evening to support two charities very close to their hearts: the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation and Breast Cancer Care.
The evening was a tremendous success raising close to £6000 to be split across the two charities.
Well done and thank you to everyone involved.
To read The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times’ coverage of the event, click here.
If Sander’s story has inspired you, see how you can get involved by reading our fundraising guide here.