A Great Charity Hire a Hero
Well I love working with worthwhile charities and none more than the one I worked with on Friday. Hire a hero aims to assist ex service personnel make the transition from the military life to civilian life. Although most service personnel do not want charity or sympathy it is a fact that life in the forces is very different from that outside and we all need some help sometimes.
The boxing night was amazing with a number ex world champions including John Conte and Richie Woodall. During the night there was a auction of boxing memorabilia…. holy cow… there was some stunning items on the list …. Signed shorts by Roy Jones Jr and Richie Woodall, signed frames form Leone Spinks and top of the bill was one of only two world champion rep belts signed by Mike Tyson on this side of the channel. The reserve started at £3000…..the bidding was tense and when on and on. There was entertainment at Wellington Bks which sits in the shadows of Buckingham Palace and is the home of the Guards Regts. The main attraction was the boxing with athletes from the Army and local civilian clubs going head to head. Wow…brutal, skilful, fast, determined and most of all respectful. The main tribute of the night was of course the charity itself. There was a real feeling around the room that this was a true good cause. Sponsors included the owner of the Daily sport and he was very pleased to be there.
I set up in the corner but had front row seats as my brief was to capture the evenings events as they unfolded. It was a pleasure to photograph such great boxing and people. If there was a need to liven things up then the girls from Spearmint Rhinos did that ….. when things went quiet at my printing stand that all changed when the girls came over and started messing around in front of the camera.
Anyway you can see from some of the pictures that they were a great laugh and come on…. someone had to photograph them…..
Also you can head over to my client site to view some more. Click Here
Enjoy and if you want to know more about the charity the go to http://www.hireaherouk.org