Sisters to take on each other in the wrestling ring for charity
SISTERLY rivalry is nothing new for Jeanette Stafford and Kerry Gentry.
But they are to take that to a whole new level this Saturday -–in the wrestling arena.
They are among the ten contestants in the White Collar Wildcatz event, at the Oceana nightclub, to raise money for Help for Heroes.
Jeanette hopes her 11-year age advantage will help her, and added: "I think Kerry will want to get one over her older sister, especially as I was always telling her what to do when we were younger. But I'd like to think I can win.
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"It's going to be fun. I just hope we can last the distance and not end up collapsing and being carried away."
Jeanette, of Mapperley, who is in her 50s, agreed to the duel with her sister after they saw a poster advertising it in the H3 gym in the city centre.
She added: "We both joined the gym in November last year and then saw the poster and thought it would be a bit of fun while raising money at the same time.
"The average age had been 19 before we joined up. We've been doing some training and we're looking forward to it.
"We're trying to get as many friends and family to come to watch as possible. My daughter is coming and so is my partner Wayne Hickman."
Away from the wrestling ring, mum-of-two Jeanette is an accountant voluntary organisation Community Accounting Plus.
Kerry, who is in her 40s, is a neo-natal nurse, who works at both Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital, and is a mum-of-one.
Kerry said: "I have dropped four dress sizes since joining H3 and White Collar Wildcatz has helped me lose even more. I can't wait to get in the ring with my sis and show her who's boss."
The sisters' bout will take place over three one-minute rounds.
Bernadette Gealy, executive official and head trainer for the event, said: "The white-collar ladies are hilarious. They bring something unique to Wildcatz and it is a pleasure working with them. They have certainly taught some of the younger ladies a thing or two.
"Their entrances on show night are extraordinary and I have even heard whispers of some gym hunks from H3 Performance accompanying them to the ring. A real-life sister scrap on Wildcatz night is sure to get the crowd going."
Doors open at 5.30pm, with the first of five bouts starting at 6.30pm.
Tickets are £25 for VIP ringside and £10 general admission in advance. All profits will be donated to Help For Heroes. Visit www.wildcatz.tv