Getting tough on cancer

Sheffield's Own Herol "Bomber" Graham was among the boxing stars lending their support at the Fitzwilliam & west One  Pic: Paul David
Sheffield's Own Herol "Bomber" Graham was among the boxing stars lending their support at the Fitzwilliam & west One Pic: Paul David
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Homegrown stars of the boxing world ensured a fundraising event was a real knockout.

They might have a reputation for fighting tough, but ex-champs Johnny Nelson, Prince Naseem Hamed and Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham were only too happy to show their support to a Sheffield schoolboy with terminal cancer.

City centre bar Fitzwilliam and West in the West One development played host to the trio at a charity night organised to raise cash for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, which is treating the five-year-old.

Club night promoter Justin Brooks, who is godfather to the little boy, enlisted the help of his pals from the sporting world for Knockout Cancer Together.

They were all smiles as they posed for photos and promoted the official 2014 calendar for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Hundreds of people, including hospital patients and their families, dipped their hands in their pockets during a charity auction and raffle.

Justin said: “There are a lot of charity balls with sit-down meals but we wanted to keep it quite relaxed for children and their families.

“It was a great success. The money is still coming in so we haven’t got a total yet but we raised a lot of money on the night.”