Kimberley France, Community and Events Fundraiser, Stephanie Evans, Marketing and Communications Officer, Paul Noble, Lynda Noble LtoR

Team Noble continues to fulfil Lee's dying wish of making bone procedures easier for patients suffering from Leukaemia. 

Back in June Sheffield Hospitals Charity began the 'Lee Noble Appeal'. The appeal was to raise £6,000 to fund two years of bone marrow drills and help change the treatment for over 100 patients requiring biopsies within the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in memory of boxing star Lee Noble. 

In September the £6,000 target was met with the support of the local community and several stars from the boxing world. Lee's parents Lynda and Paul decided to keep raising money to fulfil Lee's wish to fund the hospital and to treat more patients requiring the biopsies. 

Lee "Lightning" Noble fought 47 times as a professional boxer after making his debut in 2006, unfortunately, in 2014 Lee was diagnosed with Leukaemia and received a terminal brain cancer diagnosis in 2019, and sadly passed away in 2021.

During Lee's treatment he underwent numerous bone biopsies that left him lifeless in pain within Sheffield hospitals, he then went on to take part in trials in London for less painful drills which made the biopsies not as dreadful, this is the reason why it became Lee's wish for others to be able to have access to such equipment here in Sheffield. 

Team Noble has set their next target as £12,000 to fund four years of bone marrow drills at the Hallamshire Hospital, meaning patients going through the same treatment as Lee will have access to a less painful procedure. 

The Noble family and close friends have continued to raise money in memory of Lee through various activities like sponsored walks, skydives and a charity night with a raffle and live music from local band Full Lynched that was held on 12th November at Barnsley Trades Club.

The charity night raised £1,318 toward the appeal putting the total amount on £9,400.

Lynda Noble, Lee's mum said: 

"Lee was always a true fighter and he never forgot where he came from. Throughout his life and his career, he always wanted to give something back I am so pleased that we can do that for him. I want to say a huge thank you to everybody who has donated." 

The total amount is just £2,600 away from reaching the goal. The target of £12,000 with the support of Team Noble and the local community Sheffield Hospitals Charity can fund four years of bone marrow drills for the Hallamshire Hospital where Lee received most of his treatment. 

Gareth Aston, Chief Executive Officer of Sheffield Hospitals Charity said: 

"From everybody at the charity - thank you for your support. Seeing the way the local community and boxing world have rallied around in support of Lee is tremendous and shows just what Lee means to so many people. 

"What Lee, his family and everyone who has donated has done is ensure that so many people receive the kind of treatment Lee wanted them to receive. We are determined to keep raising money so that we can help more and more people. 

If you can give it to the Lee Noble Appeal, please do. Together we can honour Lee's final wish." 

Lee's family is raising funds on Virgin Money. If you want to support this powerful cause please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Someonespecial/LeeNoble100