Boxing legend John Conteh helps fundraiser for brain tumour victim

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BOXING legend John Conteh will visit the region when he attends a fund-raiser in memory of his nephew.

The former world champion is set to take part in a golf tournament, where the Lee Conteh Shield will be awarded for the first time.

Lee (pictured), of Easington Lane, died of brain tumour in April last year, aged 46. A keen golfer, he played at Hetton-le-Hill Golf Club, Elemore Vale.

Friends and family have arranged to hold a match there in his name on Saturday, May 11. The winner will have their name inscribed on the shield, which will be kept at the golf club.

A family fun day will also take place at the club, on the same day, from 10am to 2pm, to raise money for St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham, where Lee died.

Everyone is welcome and entry is free. All money raised from raffles, food stalls, face painting and other activities will be given to the hospice.