Fundraising Boxing Dinner pulls no punches for children’s charities

25 February 2016

Last night’s Annual Boxing Dinner raised a knockout £160,000 for two UK charities, Norwood and Paskin’s Children Trust.

The star studded evening played host to heavyweight champion Colin McMillan, with entertainment from comedy legend David Baddiel.

Norwood is a leading UK charity supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities. The Paskin Children’s Trust (formerly the Philip Green Memorial Trust) helps sick and disabled children all over the UK. It supports welfare, medical and educational projects as well as helping individual children to lead a normal life.

Veteran boxing coach Lenny Hagland was presented with this year’s Henry Cooper Award in recognition of 20 years’ dedication to the sport and the community.

Speaking after the event Colin McMillan said: "It was fantastic to see the leading lights of the boxing community come together to support these two incredible charities."

Co-Chairs of the Boxing Committee Lee Koffman and Robert Waterman said: "We’re delighted that we raised so much money for these two causes. We’d also like to congratulate Lenny Hagland once again winning the Henry Cooper Award – a very worthy winner."