Boxing hero Bruno to speak at charity event in Northampton in memory of fallen soldier

Sporting legend, Frank Bruno is set to give a talk about his life and career in and out of the boxing ring in honour of a former Lance Sergeant of the Irish Guards who was killed in action while in Afghanistan.

Thursday, 13th April 2017, 3:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:45 pm
Mark Burgan

Colette Linden of Overstone has arranged a celebrity sportsman’s evening at Barratts Snooker Club and Bar in Kingsthorpe Road, which will pay tribute to her late nephew, Lance Sergeant Mark Burgan 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards.

The Mark Burgan memorial charity fundraiser will also welcome ex-FA professional referee Geoff Winters, who will host the night with all funds being donated to Cancer Research UK and the Irish Guards Appeal for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The Lance Sergeant was originally born in Liverpool but often came to visit his auntie and uncle at their home in Overstone and was in Northampton during his last three days before heading off to Afghan.

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Colette, said:

at Barratts Snooker and sports Bar prompt 6pm start.

After speaking out about his life, the boxing legend will participate in an audience question and answer session before a sporting memorabilia auction and raffle.

Tickets for the event on May 11 at 6pm can be purchased at Barratts Snooker Club and Bar by getting in touch at [email protected]

Tickets cost £35 and includes a photo with Frank Bruno as well as a hot mean in the interval.