UK NEWS: BOXER DERECK CHISORA PRESENTS £20,000 CHEQUE TO THE ACLT

Dereck Chisora presents cheque to Orin Lewis OBE and Beverley De-Gale OBE

Following his side-bet with Dave Haye prior to their heavyweight title fight at West Ham United, Dereck Chisora today presented a cheque of £20,000 to the founders of David Haye’s charity of choice, the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust in Central London.

The donation will go towards supporting the ACLT’s lifesaving work through spreading awareness and increasing the number of ethnic minorities on the UK bone marrow, blood and organ donation registries through national recruitment drives.

Haye is a patron of the ACLT which was co-founded by Beverley De-Gale OBE and Orin Lewis OBE after their son Daniel De-Gale was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1993.

Orin Lewis OBE said,

“We are delighted to accept this cheque of £20,000 from Dereck Chisora on behalf of the pre match bet between him and opponent David Haye.  We’re sincerely grateful to them both. The generous donation will go towards securing further bone marrow, blood and organ donation recruitment drives throughout the UK in addition to delivering awareness campaigns throughout the year, to help save lives against blood cancer and other life threatening conditions which require blood and organ donation”.

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6 replies »

  1. Well, I’m quite surprised. Black British sportsmen who are known Britain wide (at least after the infamous punch up they had) showing some pro black class. It may not be an Obama winning the presidency moment, but considering how non pro black a lot of the other mainstream black athletes in this country are , this has made my day, no lie.
    Yes David and Derek, ah so big, burly man fi gwaan. Ah long timee unno fi show some class!

  2. So glad to hear this I know they were on the brink of closures a few years back so good to see they’re back on their feet, I meet Daniel a few months before he died and he was an amazing person.

  3. i respect this…. HIGHLY!! GOOD ON HIM TO KEEP THE BET AND GOOD ON DAVID TO MAKE THEM THE BENEFICIARY OF THE BET TO BEGIN WITH… good thinking gentlemen

  4. I’d like to think that many black british stars do a lot for the community, it’s unfortunately not as newsworthy as the women they sleep with! Good on both of them!

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