FISTS were up for a gruelling fundraiser at a Parkgate gym.
For his latest venture, 70-year old desert runner Ray Matthews went back to his boxing roots, and challenged others to match his fitness.
His 15-round boxing challenge for cash was to give East African families a fighting chance - at survival.
“It was a great experience and a very satisfying one”, said Ray. A further money-spinner on March 18 will see him tackle the 25-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks trek with friends whose challenge will be to complete the distance inside 12 hours.