Last weekend saw over 700 guests take their seats ringside for the return of the hugely successful Charity Boxing Nights in aid of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital Charity.
This year the highly acclaimed event has raised over £90,000, pushing the total raised in the last five years to over £300,000.
Held over two nights, the event saw more than 22 men and women take to the ring to battle it out all in the name of charity.
The first-time fighters spent seven weeks being put through their paces with intensive boxing and fitness training before stepping into the ring on fight night.
Guests were welcomed into Vermillion’s Grand Suite by fire eaters and rhythmic gymnasts, setting the benchmark for the evening’s entertainment to begin.
The glittering event was founded and produced by performance coach Ric Moylan, and is supported by Manchester-based events management company ConnectIn Events, with generous sponsored from ANS Group.
“Each year we do this is another step towards our £1m target, this year we’ve definitely come out fighting!” says Ric.
“We need to remember the fighters who take part are all first-time fighters and have trained for just seven weeks – I’m continuously amazed by their dedication and determination to raise as much money as possible.”
The Charity Boxing nights are also supported by several high-profile ambassadors including TV celebrity Catherine Tyldesley and former WBA World Champion Scott Quigg.
“I am so proud to be an ambassador for Charity Boxing Nights,” says Cath.
“Over the last five years we have managed to raise staggering amounts of money for an incredible cause, here in the heart of Manchester.’
Scott Quigg added: “Charity Boxing Nights is the best event of its kind in the UK.
“They host an amazing evening and have raised a staggering amount of money for RMCH/NICU.
“I’m proud to be an ambassador and of offer my support.”
Plans are already being finalised for next year’s Charity Boxing Nights, for more information visit charityboxingnights.co.uk.