Midlothian boxer pushes himself to the limit for charity

l to r, lee fitzpatrick, aly quelletti, scott grant
l to r, lee fitzpatrick, aly quelletti, scott grant

A Midlothian Boxing Club fighter and his friend completed their third ‘Fearless 15’ challenge recently to raise money for local charities.

In October Scott Grant (23) and his friend Lee Fitzpatrick (24) took part in the Survival of the Fittest 15km assault course. And, in November they walked 60km in 24 hours.

The pair were at Midlothian Boxing Club’s North Wynd gym on December 5 taking on the five hour pad challenge.

Scott explained how difficult it was for them hitting pads with Midlothian Boxing Club head coach Ally Quilletti for five hours straight.

He said: “I have boxed for years but Lee has never boxed before. The first hour was pretty good but then your hands start falling to pieces.

“So we had the ice buckets out to reduce the swelling. We couldn’t lift our hands up after it! It was quite a challenge.

“We decided to take on the Fearless 15 for local charities as the big ones get lots of people supporting them. We are raising money for Harlawhill Day Centre, The Teapot Trust and Health in Mind. We will do the 15 challenges in 15 months.

“We just want to push ourselves to the limit.”

Next up for Scott and Lee will be a two day survival walk in the Pentlands in January.

To support Scott and Lee go to the ‘Fearless 15’s fundraising page’ at uk.virginmoneygiving.com