Boxing champion Luke Campbell on why he backed Hull mum's fundraiser

“The hospital staff do a marvellous job, they work all hours. It’s a pleasure to be able to support good things like that."


The fundraiser came just a week after Campbell fought in Philadelphia, beating Adrian Young in a warm-up fight for an expected world title shot this summer.


Linzi was delighted Hull's Olympic gold medallist was able to attend the fundraiser, held at Busy Bees Day Nursery in Beverley, where she is a nursery nurse.

Saturday’s event raised more than £1,000, bringing the total raised for the unit to £2,505.


Linzi says: “It was great of Luke Campbell to attend. He even had a go on the hang bars in the fair.

“There were loads of people who attended. I can’t thank everyone who has donated prizes, had a stall, bought raffle tickets and who helped and supported me raise that amount of cash.”

The mum of two, from Sutton Park, was just 26 weeks pregnant when she went into labour last October.

Linzi and her partner Andy Rolfe could not hold their tiny baby for five days, as Frankie went straight into intensive care and onto a ventilator.

She vowed to raise funds and awareness for the neonatal intensive care unit, which has 26 cots for premature and sick babies.

“I didn’t even know what the neonatal ward did until we ended up needing it,” says Linzi.

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