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Name change pledge for ‘Jellyfish’ boxer

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

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A 23-YEAR-OLD man is to take on a fishy moniker if he manages to raise £10,000 through a new charity boxing event.

Danny Scott, of Bretby Hollow, Newhall, could be getting himself into deep water after promising to legally change his name to Jellyfish McSaveloy if he can reel in £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The warehouse operative for Holland & Barrett will be taking part in Burton’s first ever Ultra White Collar Boxing event which aims to raise money for the cancer charity by training would-be boxers up for free.

He said: “The boxing events were started by Function Fitness Gym in Derby to raise money for charity. You get free training for eight weeks before your match.

”This will be my third at it is usually held in Derby. This is the first one in Burton as they wanted to expand the event.

”I heard about it through a friend and thought I really want to do that.

”Cancer Research is the charity that Function Fitness raises money for and it is a charity which one day we could all benefit from. You don’t have to be a victim of cancer to be supported by it.”

Former Paget School pupil, Danny, is currently advertising his mission on social networking sites, adding: “In a bid to show that Burton has a good community spirit and is charitable to a good cause I have announced on Facebook that if I can raise £10,000 for Cancer Research I will change my name by deedpoll to Jellyfish McSaveloy.

”I came up with the unusual title after taking inspiration from Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, who also threatened to change his name if a certain car didn’t win in a race.

Jellyfish simply came from an internet search for name changes.”

Danny is hoping for another successful night when the event is held at Burton town hall on March 30 after he won his second match.

Anyone who wants to see Danny change his name is urged to donate to his justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/jellyfish-mcsaveloy

ANOTHER Burton man is hoping to solve the town’s pothole problem – if he raises £2,000 during the same match.

Michael Lynch is taking part in the same match and has said if he raises £2,000 for Cancer Research he will ‘personally fill all the potholes on the Trent bridge and Waterloo Street.

Anyone who wants to sponsor Michael can visit www.justgiving.com/michaeljlynch

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