Boxing show in memory of young dad

Andrew Brown, who died suddenly at his Corby home last November, aged 32
Andrew Brown, who died suddenly at his Corby home last November, aged 32

A Corby boxing club is holding a show in memory of a young dad who died suddenly.

Corby Olympic Boxing Club is holding the event tomorrow at the Grampian Club, in the town, in memory of Andrew Brown, who died aged 32 at his home on the Danesholme estate in November last year.

Mr Brown, who left a wife Leanne and daughters Marni, Bella and Emily, had been a member of the boxing club.

One of its coaches, Phil Wilson, said: “Andrew was a larger-than-life character who was great fun to be around. He was so funny, a great laugh and he’ll certainly go down as one of the best at winding people up that I’ve ever known.

“He was quite often in and out of our gym at Corby Olympic over the years, and always got on very well with all of the lads. Andrew will continue to be remembered fondly by many people in our community, and having a show in his honour is our way of giving something back to Leanne and the girls.”

Andrew, a roofer by trade, attended The Kingswood School and Brooke Weston Academy in Corby.

He had a long association with football clubs in the area, playing for several, including Corby FC, Rushden & Diamonds, Kettering, Rothwell, Desborough and Danesholme Vikings.

A percentage of the proceeds from the boxing show will be donated to Mr Brown’s family.

The event, including dinner, starts at 7pm and standard seats are £25, with VIP tickets costing £30. If you would like more information about the show, or would like tickets please call 07545170512.

Tickets are also available from the Grampian Club.