Willington Thai boxer donates his winnings to Great North Air Ambulance (From The Advertiser Series)
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Willington Thai boxer donates his winnings to Great North Air Ambulance
A CHAMPION Thai boxer who came out of retirement for one last fight has donated his winnings to the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA).
Sam Bainbridge, of Willington, won the North-East area title at 69 kilograms at the Unity Thai Fight Night at Hardwick Hall, near Sedgefield, earlier this month.
The 35-year-old, who runs Fire Cobra Muay Thai boxing club from his gym The Chapel in Sunnybrow, recently retired from competitive fighting following a 15 year career, but decided to get back into the ring one last time.
“I was thrilled to win and I wanted to donate my £300 winnings to benefit the community,” he said. “There are no great rewards for doing this kind of thing and we compete because we love the sport.
“To be able to support such a worthwhile cause as the GNAA by doing what I love is a great feeling.”
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