EVEN losing will be a win for boxers at a charity fight night for a toddler with cancer.

A group of 38 women from Harwich, Frinton, Colchester and Clacton are set to step into the ring and fight all in the name of charity.

They are raising money for three-year-old Breya Ward, who lives with her mum Holly Robinson and dad Ollie Ward, a sergeant with the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment based in Colchester.

Breya has undergone chemotherapy which has shrunk a tumour in her stomach called neuroblastoma - a rare cancer which only affects a handful of young children each year.

But her parents have been told there is a 95 per cent chance of her relapsing.

They are trying to raise £250,000 for specialist treatment in America if this happens.

Jenna-Marie Campbell from King's Head Street in Harwich is one of the completely novice boxers taking part in the charity fight next weekend that has already raised more than £2,000 for the cause.

The 31-year-old said: "I'm been friends with Tommy Jacobs who organised it since we were young and I saw his post for the event.

"We've had to do gruelling training for the last eight weeks.

"It was more difficult to hit people I didn't know to start with, it was a bit nerve-wracking.

It started with 94 of us but there are 38 now - it takes a lot of stamina to keep going with the training.

"For the first four weeks I thought I was falling apart."

The Essex Pink Glove Boxers will fight at Swinburne Hall at the Colchester Institute on March 10 at 7pm.

Footage of the fights will be put on youtube after the event with some members even having live video streams on their facebook accounts.

Tickets are £20 for the event, with £4 from each ticket going to Breya's fund.

Or to donate visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/teambreya