YOUNG Solihull boxers are getting warmed up ready to head to the ring next month for the 30th annual charity match.
Solihull Amateur Boxing Club members will compete for judges in eight bouts of four rounds at the annual event hosted by The Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege.
The event on March 4 at The National Conference Centre on Coventry Road, Hampton in Arden, is expected to raise several thousand pounds for national and local causes including Parkinson’s UK and Dogs For Good, Youth Speaks, Young Carers Solihull, Shelterbox, Aquabox, Rayner House Newspaper and Young Rotary Photographer of the Year.
Phil Barham, chairman of Boxing Committee and member of St Alphege, Solihull, Rotary Club for 10 years, said: “It’s great to see the event returning after Covid forced its cancellation last year.
“Last time we raised more than £7,000 so we’re hoping to do as well or even exceed that figure this year.
“This is a traditional fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege and is always successful, raising more than £275,000 in total.”
Raffles will also take place on the night, including the chance to win a £1,000 cash prize.
Paul Archer, of Solihull Amateur Boxing Club, said: “The club has been supplying the boxing for the Rotary club boxing dinner shows for the last ten years or more.
“These shows help sustain our community club which helps to keep young girls and boys off the streets, giving them a safe place to train, keep fit and healthy whilst instilling the hard work ethic.
“We would like to thank Solihull St Alphege Rotary club for supporting us.”
Tickets to the black tie event, which include a meal, are available by contacting Alan James on [email protected].
For information about bout sponsorship and advertising in the souvenir programme contact David Caldicott on [email protected].