Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) have welcomed a £2,230 donation from Leeds-based boxing champion Josh Warrington.

The 27-year-old also visited the children’s cardiac ward at the Leeds Children’s Hospital, where he admired the courage and bravery of patients and families.

Josh Warrington said:

“It was humbling to meet poorly babies and children with congenital heart disease and I’m glad I can help CHSF make a difference.”

“I’ve learnt from talking to patients and their families, and I’ll be taking their fighting spirit into the ring in future.”

The local boxer has never been beaten in his 9-year career, winning all 27 of his professional bouts to date.

He won the IBF World Featherweight Championship in May.

His donation will go directly towards helping babies, children and adults with congenital heart disease across our region.

CHSF’s CEO Sharon Milner said:

“It was very kind of Josh to visit our heart families and give us all a huge lift with his donation.”

“We would encourage anyone inspired by his sporting success, to help our charity in our vision to support hearts for life.”

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