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City's Scott Murray Takes To The Ring For Charity Boxing Match

This Saturday at Ashton Gate Stadium Bristol City legend Scott Murray will fight in Rookie to Rocky for charity. 

Scott will be fighting for the first time in his life to raise funds for a seven-year-old Bardet-Biele Syndrome (BBS) sufferer named Sam.

The former Bristol City winger said: "I decided to do the challenge for a family, rather than a big charity as you know what the money is going towards and I was lucky enough to meet Sam and his family, I am delighted to help them."

The main features of BBS are obesity, developmental delay, learning difficulties, speech and co-ordination problems, kidney (renal) abnormalities and visual impairment amongst other possible symptoms.

Sam's mum, Michelle explains: "It took us a long time to get the diagnosis. There isn't a cure but, for Sam, at least we now know what the future holds and we can deal with it."  

Although Sam has to endure a lot of hospital appointments and tests, he is a funny and brave boy with masses of self-esteem. 

Scott added: "Sam is adamant that he wants his own bedroom, he shares with his little brother Zac at the moment, and I can raise enough money to get him his own room then I will be absolutely delighted."

Scott has been in training for the last ten weeks with a team of professionals from Bristol Boxing Gym in Easton. 

"The training has been really tough and I can't thank everyone at the gym enough. I have really enjoyed trying something new and I feel a lot fitter."

Sam's family did a bucket collection at City's last home game and raised a massive £1400. If you would also like to support Scott and help provide vital funds for Sam, please donate now athttps://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/scott-murray.

For more information about Rookie to Rocky, visit http://rookietorocky.com/.

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