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The Star: November 08, 2018

The Star: November 08,

Circulation 92,573 Thursday, November 8, 2018 • By Julia Evans and Gordon Findlater THE FAMILY of the 37-year-old who died after a charity boxing match says the support for them has been humbling. Yesterday, Kain Parsons’ life support was turned off. Mr Parsons, a project manager for Versatile Garages, was knocked unconscious in his bout at the Fight for Christchurch at Horncastle Arena. He was not wearing protective head gear. He never regained consciousness. A Givealittle page set up to support his wife, Alana and their three children, had raised more than $30,000 by yesterday. Mr Parsons’ family said in a statement yesterday that he succumbed to his brain injury. “We wish to acknowledge and thank the amazing team in the ICU ward at Christchurch Hospital, the paramedics at the event, along with the many doctors, nurses and medical professionals who left their tables to quickly come to Kain’s aid. “The outpouring of heartfelt support from family, friends, colleagues and the public has been humbling and very much appreciated.” The family said Mr Parsons gave his life in the pursuit of raising money for those less fortunate. He was fighting to raise money for Conductive Education. “His enormous heart, selfless attitude and gentle giant nature will leave a void in the lives of so many.” His death will be referred to the Coroner. Event operator Callam Mitchell said everyone is devastated by Mr Parsons’ death. •Turn to page 4 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our NEW re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - eg Austrian & Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off Bookings are required. We offer a same day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Convenient Location We are located at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), parking available onsite. Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $22 per blind OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St < SCAN QR code for Info