Boxing clever to help a welfare charity
HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING prospect Roman Greenberg brought knockout appeal to a gentleman’s evening at the Café Royal last Thursday which raised over £35,000 for Jewish Care.
Organised by the Next Generation committee, the function attracted 300plus guests for a programme featuring a prize casino, comedian Bob Mills and three professional boxing bouts arranged by Greenberg’s promoter Robert Waterman. Another fight-world supporter was former British heavyweight champion Michael Sprott.
Funds were boosted by the auction of sporting prizes such as a day’s training with Greenberg, a signed Cristiano Ronaldo shirt and Spurs and Arsenal memorabilia and match tickets. Also up for bids was a gold disc for the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album and lunch for two at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills.
Committee chairman Richard Goldstein termed the evening an “overwhelming success — we have created a regular fixture in people’s diaries”. He said that the proceeds would benefit Jewish Care’s KC Shasha Centre, producing audio news and entertainment for the visually impaired, and the Kadimah Centre for Wellbeing, Stamford Hill, assisting those with mental health needs.
Mr Goldstein paid tribute to committee members including Mr Waterman, Nick Astaire, Ben Avigdori, James Baruch, Spencer Gelding, Stephen Gevertz, Tony Jacobs, Myles Jacobson, Dan Kattan, Marc Lester, Antony Levinson, Darren Rolfe, James Scott and Oliver Zissman.
Roman Greenberg ( left) with comedian Bob Mills at the