Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Boxers will take to the ring in a series of fundraising bouts in aid of a nursery for children with special needs.
The event, called Dangerous and backed by The European Boxing Federation, will see 22 semi-pro boxers taking part.
The European Boxing Federation has chosen to support The Peter Pan Nursery For Children With Special Needs, in Newcastle-under-Lyme through the event.
Reece Jones, 24, from Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire, is a semi-pro boxer who is taking part in the event.
He said: "It is great to be a part of such a worthwhile event, which will raise significant funds for The Peter Pan Nursery charity. The work they do is unseen, however helps an awful lot of families in Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The support they provide for all the children and their parents is second to none."
The charity provides care for children up to the age of five who suffer with conditions and syndromes such as cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, and autistic spectrum disorder.
Sophia Baker, head of fundraising at The Peter Pan Nursery, said: "It is simply fantastic to see a group of local men literally fighting for our cause. An event such as white collar boxing not only brings community groups together to see the local sporting talent, but is a great way for the community to fundraise."
Dangerous takes place at The Kings Hall, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent on June 8. Doors opening at 7pm. Tickets are available from £20 by calling The Peter Pan Nursery on 01782 715219 or emailing email@example.com.