Following the tragic accident involving Darcy Ross, Eve Smith, and Sophie Russon, local trainers organise a Boxing fundraiser to be held at The Neon, Newport.
Article written by Dan Brennan, 2nd June 2023
A boxing event will raise money for the families of three Newport women who were involved in a serious crash on the A48 in St Mellons in March. "D.E.S. Fight Night - fight for our angels" will take place at The Neon, in Clarence Place on Saturday 10th June 2023, with money going to the families of Eve Smith, Darcy Ross, and Sophie Russon. Doors open at 7.00pm, with the first bout scheduled for 8.00pm.
Ms Smith and Ms Ross, both 21, were found dead at the scene of a crash, off the roundabout in St Mellons, in the early hours of Monday, March 6th. Ms Russon, 20, was seriously injured in the crash and spent several weeks in hospital, receiving treatment.
The trio had been on a night out together in Maesglas on the evening of Friday, March 3, and their disappearance sparked a desperate search effort led by family members and the emergency services. The tragedy led to an outpouring of grief from the community in Newport, and crowds of people attended funeral services for Ms Smith and Ms Ross.
"Obviously it's really touched everybody in Newport," said event organiser Mark Brogan.
Moved by the circumstances of the accident Beton Bauen Managing Director, Steve Davies has contributed greatly to the fundraising effort - donating a series of authentically signed & framed boxing merchandise, in the form of three signed Manny Pacquiao boxing gloves, a signed cap, and a signed replica boxing belt.
Steve Davies added... "I'm delighted to help this worthy cause and support both Mark & Kate, who have worked hard to get this fundraiser off the ground". My connections in the Philippines mean that I've met Manny Pacquiao on a number of occasions and purchase signed merchandise from one of the greatest boxers of all time."