- Fundraising event for ‘Fight 4 Change’ boxing charity held in City of London at prestigious ‘Plaisterers’ Hall’
- Boxing legends Michael Watson MBE and Glenn McCrory throw against darts legends Eric Bristow MBE, Bobby George and Keith Deller
- Event raised over £15,000 on the night and £20,000 in total for Fight 4 Change, which uses boxing to improve opportunities for socially-excluded young people
Friday 8 May 2014, London: British boxing legends Michael Watson MBE and Glenn McCrory teamed up with darts legends Eric Bristow MBE, Bobby George and Keith Deller and other celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment on Wednesday in a head-to-head darts tournament to raise money for the charity Fight 4 Change.
Michael, Glenn, Bobby and Eric and friends challenged local companies, bankers, and brokers to take up the challenge to enter a team to play against them in the event held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London with over £20,000 raised from the event.
Fight 4 Change works with young people from disadvantaged communities and uses boxing, fitness and martial arts as an incentive to get engage, inspire, mentor and progress young people back into education, training or employment.
Bristow, known as the ‘Crafty Cockney’ and George, known as the ‘King Of Darts’, are both known for their massive personalities and they did not disappoint, entertaining the crowd throughout the evening ably assisted by Michael Watson MBE and Sky Sports Boxing presenter Glenn McCrory – both Fight 4 Change Ambassadors.
Rebecca Donnelly, Head of Operations, Fight 4 Change said:
“I would to say a big thank you for everyone’s hard work and time on this event. The feedback has been amazing and I cannot believe it. I’ve been getting phone calls ever since and have made some great connections made
“If everyone looks back on their lives they’ve all had a mentor or person who has changed their life. Nelson Mandela once said that sport can change lives and we like to think that we do that with the boxing and fitness we offer at Fight 4 Change – all the boxers here can all tell you what boxing has done for them.
“It’s not just about encouraging someone and getting them active and getting them fit, it’s about becoming a mentor to that person, encouraging and progressing them onto educational courses and then onto employment and apprenticeships.
“There was a number of young people here this evening who have come through this programme and wouldn’t be where there are tonight without it.”
Michael Watson MBE, Ambassador, Fight 4 Change said:
“I want to thank everyone who came tonight and dug deep in their pockets. It has been an absolute pleasure being here and meet everyone who is supporting us.”