Box­ing clever to help a wel­fare char­ity

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE -

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.

Café Royal

PHOTO: JA­SON AN­DREWS

Ro­man Green­berg ( left) with co­me­dian Bob Mills at the

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