Friday 23 April 2010


A Brighton Volkswagen sales manager is swapping the showroom for the fighting ring to help raise funds for a cardiac charity.

Caffyns Volkswagen’s sales manager, Ross Keeley, will make his fighting debut a kickboxing event this Saturday (24th April) at Deans Leisure Centre in Rottingdean, organised by the SAMA organisation.

Ross will be joined by his close friends and fellow fighters; Nick Gunn, Joe Magee and Ryan Magee who will each donate their fighting appearance fee to the heart charity, CRY.

The fighting quartet and other close friends have already raised close to £10,000 for CRY by organising road trips, Halloween fancy dress parties and running the Brighton Marathon.

CRY aims to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death and sudden death syndrome and is a charity very close to the fighters hearts, following the tragic death of their close friend, Paul ‘Bugie’ Stephen, two years ago.

Ross Keeley said: “I have been training hard for the past year and when the fight night was announced, it felt like a perfect opportunity to boost our fundraising efforts.

“I am very grateful to Caffyns who has been very supportive with my intensive training programme”

Clive Stow, brand manager for Caffyns Volkswagen said: “Ross has worked extremely hard to raise money for CRY and there will be many of us there on the night to help cheer him on.”

In addition, two time British kick boxing champion and SAMA fight night organiser, Scott Gibson, will also be contributing to the fund raising efforts by helping to boost the fighters donations on the night.

The SAMA Fight Night begins at 7pm at The Deans Leisure Centre in Rottingdean. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased by emailing or calling Caffyns on 01273 425600, tickets will be available on the door on the night.

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