A Night of Champions!
The Licensed Trade Charity hosted a fantastic evening of sporting entertainment on Wednesday 31st October at its annual fundraising boxing event at London’s Royal Garden Hotel. Guests including the BII, BBPA, Oakman Inns and the Hogsback Brewery were joined by Sky, who sponsored the event, as they came together to raise money for those in need from pubs, bars and breweries.
The evening raised £4,385 through the boxing and raffle, where generously donated prizes such as a helicopter tour for two, an Apple watch and hampers helped increase the money raised. Seven amateur bouts featured boxers from clubs including Fitzroy Lodge where David Haye first took up boxing, with further sponsorship coming from Hunters Solicitors and Kleinwort Hambros private bank.
Money raised at the event will help the Licensed Trade Charity continue to support current and former pub, bar and brewery employees who have fallen on hard times. Through the charity’s website and free 24/7 hotline, they can access financial assistance through grants, advice on housing and relationship issues, health and mental health support and even access six free counselling sessions.
Jim Brewster, Chief Executive of the Licensed Trade Charity, said: “We are delighted that so many people from within the drinks trade have enjoyed such a great evening with us tonight. Their continued support allows us make a real difference to the lives of those who work in pubs, bars and breweries in need of help”.
Many thanks and hope to see you next year!
Licensed Trade Charity.
Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club
The Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club is a non-profit making, charitable club, run by volunteers and supported by donations, grants and member subscriptions.
The overarching aim of the Fitzroy Lodge ABC is to offer a safe environment for competitive boxers to train and compete in the sport of amateur boxing, by teaching boxing skills engendering discipline, respect, honour, self-control and a healthy life style.
A proud heritage
Ever since Dr Lionel Baly decided to find a way to give the young people of Lambeth something to do, all the way back in 1908, the Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club has been a mainstay of South London. The club has been in its current home on Lambeth Road since just after the end of the Second World War, and has produced a number of notable fighters such as three time ABA champion, Neville Cole, former World Super-Featherweight Champion, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, and most recently, WBA Heavyweight Champion David Haye.