Molly Kelly is bravely stepping into the ring for St Ann’s to say thank you for the care received by her late father Danny.
Danny, who was 76 and from Wardley, spent his final weeks as a patient at Little Hulton before he died of bowel cancer more than five years ago.
Molly is training for a White Collar Boxing event at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park on Saturday, December 15, in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.
I'm quite terrified by the fight, but it's in memory of my dad who I was close to and to thank St Ann's for their wonderful care. I put weight on after dad died but have lost five stone in the last year. Molly Kelly
Molly runs Keto, a weight loss group on Facebook, and 4D Lipo, a skin tightening business in her home town of Wardley.
She was once landlady of the former Brook Tavern pub in Worsley where Danny helped out after he retired from his job as a printer at the Daily Express in Manchester.
My dad insisted he wasn't going into the hospice and wanted to die at home but he needed round the clock care and my two sisters and me convinced him to go there. It was so different to a hospital environment and wasn't that different to being at home. The staff and volunteers were so nice and caring. I know a lot of volunteers help at St Ann's and they all made such a big difference to the last weeks and months of his life. Molly Kelly