10,000 reasons why boxing night was a hit

Spalding and District Round Tablers with auction items: Back (from left) - Mark Luck, Ady Griggs, Matt Clark, Charlie Farrow, Sam Nundy; front - chairman Richard Gosling. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG250212-279TW
Spalding and District Round Tablers with auction items: Back (from left) - Mark Luck, Ady Griggs, Matt Clark, Charlie Farrow, Sam Nundy; front - chairman Richard Gosling. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG250212-279TW
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A BOXING event raised a whopping £10,000 for charities and other good causes.

Spalding and District Round Table’s annual boxing fundraiser at Springfields Events Centre, Spalding, had former world lightweight champion John Conteh headlining as guest speaker.

Some 459 people attended the event, which included a three-course meal.

Guests were entertained with a 25-minute talk from Mr Conteh followed by eight bouts of boxing.

The local Police and Community Boxing Association came up against the Royal Marines national amateur team in the ring.

Organiser Tom Wright said: “The event was really well supported, with the attendance up from last year.

“We got many comments on how high the standard of boxing was.

“The police had quite a difficult time and the Marines are a difficult team to get hold of.

“Mr Conteh’s speech was very good as he talked through his boxing career with some slapstick comedy.”

Money raised from last year’s event was officially presented to Johnson Community Hospital’s scanner appeal.

And Spalding Amateur Boxing Club benefited by £459 as the Round Table donated £1 for each seat it sold for last Saturday night.

l Round Table combines charity, fundraising and socialising and are always looking for new members (men between the ages of 18-45). Email j.palgrave@stealfasttraining.co.uk for more details.