A NUNEATON mum spends her working week surrounded by wooden flooring – but she’ll be hoping to avoid hitting the canvass after signing up for a boxing match in the name of raising money for a charity close to her heart.
UK Flooring Direct’s Distribution Administrator Bella Nyambayo, based out of the business’s Coventry office, will compete in the white-collar fighting event being held at 108 Boxing Coventry on Sunday, March 6.
The money she raises is going to House of Light, a charity specialising in maternal mental health.
Bella first heard of their support for women affected by postnatal and antenatal depression and anxiety when she faced those struggles herself after giving birth to her baby boy, Theo, who is now two years of age.
She’s raised £145 so far, surpassing her initial £100 target.
Bella said: “The charity I’ve chosen is very personal to me. I was one of many mums, post-birth, who asked themselves – why do I feel like this? Until receiving diagnosis, many aren’t aware they have post-natal depression.
“I’m donning my boxing gloves and getting in the ring to do my bit in spreading the word and make more people aware that it’s okay not be okay and there are many ways to feel the way you deserve.”
Faye Summers, HR Director at UK Flooring Direct, said: “We’re proud of Bella for her fundraising efforts on behalf of a charity who do so much important work for women up and down the country.”
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bella-nyambayo to donate.