A local boxing promoter has raised £5,000 for the hospice by staging an action packed boxing night with budding amateurs bravely battling it out for charity.

Grant Carroll from Woodford, who runs London White Collar Boxing Academy (LWCBA), staged the first of three charity Real City Steel boxing shows for Haven House at The Steel Yard in the City of London on Thursday 29 April.

Twenty four white collar boxers from Nuffield City, Nomura, Jeffries International, RBC, Clarksons and other City companies went toe to toe for three two minute rounds. Along with the excitement of the boxing, sporting enthusiasts had the chance to win a number of prizes in a raffle and auction.

Lots which went under the hammer included a signed pair of shorts by current IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and tickets for the Queen’s 90th birthday party celebrations at Windsor Castle.

Grant Carroll, promoter of LWCBA, said: “Our first boxing show for Haven House Children’s Hospice was a huge success. The standard of the fights were absolutely superb and the atmosphere from the fans was magnificent. I am so proud of all of the white collar boxers who gave it their all in the ring.”

Erica Snow, Major Donor Executive at Haven House, said: “We are delighted that our first boxing show with the London White Collar Boxing Academy has raised such a fantastic amount for the hospice. This is an exciting and new partnership for Haven House and it was great to meet some of the white collar boxers and their friends and family at the show.”

London White Collar Boxing Academy is now looking for new white collar professionals to take part in 12 weeks of training for the next Real City Steel boxing show in aid of Haven House on 4 August. If you think you have got what it takes please visit this link or email for more information.