A GORNAL mother will take to the boxing ring to raise money for the nurses that work to care for her son.

Gwyneth Totney will fight it out at a fundraising boxing night at Brierley Hill Civic Hall later this month, organised by the team at Priory Park Boxing Club in Dudley.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the cystic fibrosis nurses at Birmingham Children's Hospital, who care for Gwyneth's son Tobias who lives with the condition.

The nine-year-old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis aged only eight weeks old and faces a daily battle with the condition.

Gwyneth said: "He's a nine-year-old boy who needs nebulisers and 50 tablets a day. He struggles to go out and enjoy the sunshine because of photo sensitivity caused by the medication."

The youngster has not let his condition hold him back and has found a love of boxing after joining the Priory Park club last January.

Gwyneth paid tribute to the team at the club, including Dale Flute, Thomas Stanford, Paul Gough and Rich Johnson, for the effort they have put in to help Tobias, such as researching his condition to help build a fitness plan.

She added: "He absolutely loves every second of it. They have gone that extra bit further for him."

The fundraising boxing night on Friday, September 27, will see Gwyneth fight it out, alongside members of the club.

It will be a family affair as Toby's older sister Abigail Totney will also take to the ring.

Gwyneth added: "It's my first fight, I'm literally just doing it for charity!"

Tickets are on sale now and can be bought from the club or on the night at the Civic Hall.