Boxing Dinner raises vital funds

Boxing legend Prince Naseem and Olympic champion Nicola Adams were honoured at the annual Nordoff Robbins Boxing Dinner, which raises vital funds for our music therapy. We once again teamed up with incredible Nordoff Robbins supporters, Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren and BoxNation, to host an exciting evening of Championship Boxing on 19 November, at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

The prestigious ‘Nordoff Robbins Boxing Icon Award’ was handed to multiple world champion Prince Naseem in celebration of his glittering career, who was joined in the ring to accept the award by Frank Warren, Nordoff Robbins supporter Danny O’Donoghue from The Script, Anton Du Beke and Paul Martin of Blou Construction. The ‘Special Achievement Award’ went to Olympic champion Nicola Adams OBE, proudly recognising her tremendous contribution to the sport itself, and the representation of women in boxing.

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary milestone, the event raised £120,000 in aid of Nordoff Robbins, which will help us to change the lives of even more vulnerable and isolated people across the UK.

Guests were led through the evening by BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing veteran Anton Du Beke, with an exclusive live performance from the legendary Suggs, of Madness fame.  

The event featured title-fight boxing, which included a clash between Boy Jones Jnr and Welshman Craig Evans for the vacant WBO European Lightweight championship, with Evans taking the victory.