On Thursday 21st May 2015, Landlord Action hosted a first for the property industry – a white collar charity boxing event. It was a sell-out success with nearly 300 estate agents, landlords and developers attending to help beat the fundraising target and collect more than £18,000 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
Whilst guests enjoyed a three course dinner, the twelve boxers from Savills, Life Residential, The Heron Group, Panther Securities, Winkworth, Infiniti Properties, Fraser and Co and of course Landlord Action’s very own Paul Shamplina, kept the crowds on the edge of their seats (some out of them and standing on them), demonstrating all the time and effort they have put into training over the last four months.
Special guest John Conteh, a British former boxer who was world light-heavyweight boxing champion, ran a live auction with everyone ‘digging deep’ for some incredible memorabilia. Items included signed football boots, boxing gloves, shirts and even a studio session with musician and DJ legend Mark Ronson, which also included a signed guitar.
The sporting event, which took place at The Holiday Inn in Finchley Central, north London and was filmed by Channel 5 as part of a wider documentary they are preparing to air in June following the work of Landlord Action.
The night concluded with a speech from Founder of Landlord Action, Paul Shamplina, who thanked all those involved in the evening, with special mention to his wife Rita, of whom he said was instrumental in helping to organise the event, and to Peacock Gym in East London who partnered the event to provide a fully structured and supervised boxing training programme for the participants.
Paul added: “For a while now we at Landlord Action have wanted to run an event to support a children’s charity and we chose Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity for all the incredible work they do in providing emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Being an avid boxing fan there was no better way to raise money for a very worthy cause than to bring together some of my property industry peers for a “rumble in the ring”. Bring on next year”.
Article Courtesy of Landlord Action