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KHRP Supporter Jack Newberry to go Three Rounds in Aid of KHRP
Thursday, 09 September 2010 16:50

Next February 2011, KHRP supporter Jack Newberry will bravely step into a boxing ring in Singapore to raise vital funds for the Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP). He will fight an opponent for three rounds; each round lasting two minutes.

This is the first and possibly the last time that he will enter a competition like this. Although he is accustomed to high pressure situations both professionally and physically, he assures us that there is nothing he has quite experienced like the dynamics of a boxing ring, where there is nowhere to hide.

Every penny of the money raised will be used to help to empower and give a voice to the millions of Kurds and non-Kurds in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Caucasus, whose daily lives are touched by discrimination and oppression. Commenting ahead of next year’s fundraiser, Jack said, ‘although the event will be exhilarating, I am certain there are less painful ways of raising funds. However, I want all my supporters to know that the money was truly earned and hopefully I will have a video for everyone to watch capturing each moment punch by punch!’.

If you’d like to support Jack or just learn a bit more about his daring feat, please visit Jack’s JustGiving page today.

‘Jack’s boxing event in is certainly one of the more unusual fundraising ideas put to KHRP! However, we take our hats off to him for his willingness to quite literally take it on the chin for KHRP. We hope that Jack safely goes the three round distance and wish him all the best’, said KHRP’s Managing Director, Rachel Bernu.