The charity white collar boxing event ‘Rumble with the Agents’, organised by Landlord Action, will be back in December this year.
After having to cancel the May 2020 and 2021 events due to the pandemic, Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, says he hopes this will be a Christmas party for everyone to look forward to.
The charity event looks to raise funds for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in Barnet. This is an independent charity committed to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer, their carers, family, and friends. It is particularly close to Paul and his family, and works alongside the clinical care of the NHS in an area centred on Barnet and covers much of North London and South Hertfordshire.
To date, the ‘Rumble with the Agents’ events, run by Paul and his wife Rita, have raised in excess of £100,000 for various charities.
Paul Shamplina comments: “It has been a tough 18 months for many businesses and people, in particular those who were categorised as vulnerable due to an existing health condition and therefore had to shield for many months.
“Charities like Cherry Lodge have also suffered immeasurable loss because of lockdown, having to modify and even suspend services, and this in turn has had a devasting impact on the families they support. Less than 5% of Cherry Lodge’s running costs are covered by NHS and local government grants, meaning they rely almost entirely on fundraising, volunteering and donations.
“If restrictions continue to be lifted, I hope to make this the biggest Rumble event we have hosted to date and would like to call on my fellow property professionals or help us raise as much as possible.”
As in previous years, participants from the property industry do not need existing experience, as they are provided with a fully structured and supervised boxing training program to teach the correct techniques and ensure optimum physical fitness. Several boxers are already signed up and ‘Rumble with the Agents’ is looking to fill the remaining places before training commences in the autumn.
The event comprises of five fights, a sit down three-course meal, charity auction and raffle, celebrity guests, and a DJ. It is open to all property professionals (agents, suppliers and landlords) who wish to take part, attend or simply donate. The event will be held on Thursday 9th December 2021 at Holiday Inn, Avenue Banqueting, 58 Regents Park Road, London, N3 3JN.
Paul adds: “I know I’ve had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra but, at the age of 50, I’m going to put myself in the ring once more. Cherry Lodge is a fantastic charity, and I want to do everything I can to get behind them.”
You can find out more about the event at www.rumblewiththeagents.co.uk.