Organisers of the inaugural Boxing4Heroes Awards night, held at the Proact last Saturday, were delighted with the success of the event.
The Boxing4Heroes charity has raised valuable funds for Help for Heroes and other good causes, including the Chesterfield FC Community Trust. Some of those who have taken part in Boxing4Heroes events over the last 12 months were honoured, with various awards handed out.
Former footballer Curtis Woodhouse, who later became a champion boxer, was the special guest, taking part in a Q&A hosted by Sky Sports broadcaster Nick Johnson.
“We are all tremendously proud of what we have achieved in launching Boxing4Heroes in 2016 and we hope these annual awards will be the first of many,” said Boxing4Heroes director Shaun Grafton.
“We would like to congratulate all the boxers who won, across seven different award categories, along with everyone who has supported Boxing4Heroes in the journey so far, including the football club and the Community Trust who hosted us on the night and Spire Radio who provided compere Alan Wilkinson and the music.
“We would also like to thank Curtis Woodhouse, who entertained the audience with his brilliant anecdotes.”
Ticket sales, a raffle and an auction, which included a framed boxing glove, signed by Ricky Hatton, resulted in over £5,000 being raised.
The upcoming Boxing4Heroes show at the Proact on May 7 was also officially launched on the night and this is all set to be bigger and better than ever before. “We strongly urge anyone interested in boxing on the show to contact us soon as places are strictly limited and going very quickly,” added Shaun.
“We can be contacted via the Boxing4Heroes page on Facebook or people can visit the Fitness Factory at Saltergate to sign-up on any week day at 6pm. There is a welcome meeting very soon where those signed up can come along and find out more. No previous boxing experience is necessary.”