A charity boxing event held in association with Landlord Action and sponsored by Hamilton Fraser raised £18,000 last week for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
The sell-out Rumble with the Agents evening featured six boxing matches watched by guests who enjoyed a three-course dinner at the Holiday Inn hotel in Finchley Central, North London.
Organised by Landlord Action’s and TV star Paul Shamplina (pictured, far right), the audience included a range of property professionals including sales and letting agents, developers and industry suppliers as well as representative from the charity.
A raffle was held by former Tottenham Hotspur captain and 16-times capped England player Gary ‘Mabbsy’ Mabbutt (pictured centre left), who oversaw lively bidding for sporting memorabilia including a signed Arsenal shirt from 1971, a signed Anthony Joshua boxing glove and an original 1996 World Cup final ticket signed by Geoff Hurst – which sold for £750.
Mabbutt is an ambassador for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, which is the chosen charity of Tottenham Hotspur FC.
The boxing matches were fought by ten participants with little or no previous boxing experience but who had undergone a regime of training and coaching before the bouts. All ten come from property industry backgrounds.
The included director Sam Murphy of Highfield Investments (second from right), sales negotiator Sam Bacon (third from right), Jake Kinsler from Urban Spaces (fifth from left), Tommy Hughes from Auction House London (fourth from right) and James Gerrard of Restoration London Group (third from left).
Also in attendance as a guest of honour was John Stracey, the former British world welterweight boxing champion (pictured, centre right).
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
“We are thrilled that ‘Rumble with the Agents’ chose to support Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and that we are part of this incredible evening for another year,” says Sarah Cadogan, Corporate Partnerships Manager.
“A massive thank you to the organisers Paul and Rita Shamplina, those who came along for the evening, the donors and all the boxers who trained for months, who have made every precious moment count and have raised an amazing £18,000 for the babies, children, young people and families supported by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.”
‘Rumble with the Agents’ will be back next year. For more information on how you can take part, donate or attend the event, please visit www.rumblewiththeagents.co.uk