Boxer Luke Campbell and former England cricketers attend charity dinner

Published: Monday 23rd November 2015 by HEY Today editor

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Hull’s Olympic champion boxer Luke Campbell joined forces with former England cricketers Chris Cowdrey and Geoff Miller for a recent charity dinner to raise money for victims of bullying and cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Campbell took a break from training for his December 12 fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s clash with Dillian Whyte to attend the Haltemprice Lions Club event at Lazaat Hotel in Cottingham on November 12.

Money raised through ticket sales, a raffle and an auction have boosted the funds of the Luke Campbell Foundation and Cystics of Hull Independent Equipment Fund (CHIEF).

Miller and Cowdrey entertained guests with tales from their cricketing days while Campbell, who won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, explained how the public reaction to that triumph inspired him to give back to the community.

He said: “I started the Luke Campbell Foundation after the Olympics because I want to do something to inspire the next generation. Seeing the little kids who were looking up to me made me decide that in between training I would put my free time into going round schools, inspiring kids, building confidence and motivation.

“More recently we have been looking into the bullying side of things and how kids are affected, including on social media. We are working with kids who are being bullied and building up their confidence, supporting them and raising awareness of the problem.”

Sponsorship from Yorkshire Bank covered some of the cost of staging the event.

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Published: Monday 23rd November 2015 by HEY Today editor

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