MORE than 1,000 humans packed into the Grand Harbour Hotel on Saturday for an Ultra White Collar Boxing event as 54 novice boxers raised extra than £10,000 for charity.
The vocal crowd donned their greatest nightwear to cheer on buddies and colleagues and raise money for Cancer Research UK.


Among the warring parties was tub showroom supervisor, Andrew Norman, of Poole Road, Woolston, who changed into the top fundraiser, elevating £705. The 37-yr-vintage stated: “It’s an extraordinary motive to elevate cash for because we’ve got all been suffering from most cancers in a few ways. “It became first-class to be recognized because of the top fundraiser for the night time. I have worked hard on that, giving buddies and circle of relatives every day updates and sharing the link to my donations web page on Facebook plenty and I turned into able to get some of my clients to donate.

Also taking element turned into builder Kevin Tanner, whose father Melvin, sixty-nine, and sister Shelly, 39, are each combating most cancers. Mr. Tanner, of Milbury Crescent, Bitterne, said: “My dad has been in a health facility; he’s checked himself out to come back and spot my bout. I can’t help them with their fights. However, I can try this for them.” And the nurse at Spire Hospital, Jackie Finnigan, of Barbe Baker Avenue, West End, changed into one of 4 girls taking element on the night time.

The 47-12 months-antique said: “I actually have taken part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing occasion before, the schooling is excellent, and it virtually allows you get fitter. You additionally get to satisfy such a lot of superb human beings. “I placed my coronary heart and soul into schooling for this event; I actually have labored so toughly. The schooling is honestly severe. However, it is also actually top.” Jon Leonard, who runs Ultra Events, said: “The aid we obtained in Southampton turned into super. It was extraordinary to raise a lot of money for charity. “We can not wait to be back in Southampton again for our next exhibit occasion on June 22nd.

UWCB gives contributors eight weeks of schooling free of fee at a nearby gym earlier than they take part in a showcase event in front of an audience of pals, family, and colleagues.
Each participant is asked to get subsidized and sell tickets for the occasion, with each penny they enhance going to Cancer Research UK.

The agency at the back of the event – Ultra Events – has to date raised more than £17 million for Cancer Research UK, with £one hundred ninety,594 from members in Southampton, through boxing, ballroom dancing, combined martial arts, arts, and comedy. Training for the subsequent Southampton occasion begins on the week starting up April 29th this 12 months, with the subsequent occasion inside the metropolis taking place on June twenty-second.