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Sight Support Derbyshire Charity Event

Below you will find a charity event in aid of Sight Support Derbyshire, which you may be interested in:

Colin Todd and Michael Johnson Confirmed as Guests of Honour for Charity White Collar Boxing Event

Former Derby County defender, Colin Todd (who played at the Baseball Ground from 1971 to 1976, and briefly managed the club in 2001) will be one of the Guests of Honour at the forthcoming charity white collar boxing event, which will be raising essential funds for Sight Support Derbyshire. The organisers are also delighted to announce that Colin will be joined on the top table by Michael Johnson, who played centre-half for the Rams from 2003 to 2008.

The charity event is being organised by Clive Fearon, a former professional boxer who runs the One Nation Health Studio in Derby; he has organised a total of 4 charity white collar boxing events at the Pride Park Stadium for 2012, including the next one that takes place on Saturday 11 February.

The tickets are priced at £50.00 per person for the event, which includes a 4-course dinner, the boxing event, a charity auction and after show party. TV funny man Charlie Hale will be the compere for the evening. Tables of ten are available at £450.00 and tickets for the fight only are priced at £25.00 per person.

Clive Fearon has organised a number of white collar boxing events and with his professional background he both trains and referees to ensure that the fighters are well matched and the bouts are fair.

For tickets and more information visit: www.onenationderby.co.uk

Sight Support Derbyshire

Since 1914, Sight Support Derbyshire has been providing essential support and services to blind and partially-sighted people to help them to become independent.

Sight Support Derbyshire helps provide understanding and education about visual impairment, with a variety of services including a helpline, information days, support groups and activities.

Their aim is to extend their services to help benefit every visually impaired person in Derbyshire and it is events like this that helps to generate much needed income.

Website: www.sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

White Collar Boxing

White collar boxing began in the USA in the late eighties/early nineties and the sport’s spiritual home is Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn; the financiers of Wall Street provided most of the early competitors (hence white collar boxing). By the mid-90s the sport had crossed the Atlantic and regular events were being held in London; by 2000 white collar boxing had become very popular.

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Date Added: 27 January 2012

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