Sheffield boxing gym to host charity event featuring heavyweight icon Frank Bruno

A Sheffield boxing gym will be hosting a not-to-be-missed meet and greet session with British heavyweight boxing hero Frank Bruno in the name of charity.
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Woodhouse boxing club, which has been raising funds for Sheffield Children's Hospital for the past five years, is hoping to raise more money for the hospital when it gets to host the event at the end of this year.

Owner Chris Medley said the hospital is in need of more funds as it has been badly hit by the ongoing pandemic which has forced many charity events to be shelved.

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He said: "Everytime we host a charity event, it is always for the children's hospital I was told by the hospital that no events could be held yet and they were down £1.3 million in a year due to Covid."

Heavyweight boxing star Frank Bruno will be in Sheffield for the eventHeavyweight boxing star Frank Bruno will be in Sheffield for the event
Heavyweight boxing star Frank Bruno will be in Sheffield for the event

And this, he said, was the reason behind the event which he hoped could attract boxing enthusiasts as well as the general public.

"Frank Bruno is a big man in boxing and he's going to be there. He will be signing autographs, there will be an auction and the profits we make that night will go directly to the hospital."

He said the tickets have been on sale since Monday (March 29) and will go on until the day of the event on December 4.

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The tickets are VIP Ringside that cost £60 and standard tickets which are priced at £45.

"We have got two different kinds of tickets. The £60 one is where you will get a photo with him and he will sign it for you.

"The £45 one will include a meal of pie and pies. And you get to go to the after party as well."

He said the tickets went on sale months ahead as they would "like to raise as much money" for the hospital.

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'An Evening with Frank Bruno' will be held at Stars Central on 1 Queens Road at 5pm. It will also feature a stand-up comedian and a DJ after party towards the end of the evening.

To get the tickets or you would like to find out more information, please contact 07775300869.

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