Kirsty Gallacher to host white collar boxing event
Television and radio presenter Kirsty Gallacher, is to host an exclusive charity white collar boxing event being held in London.
The 43-year-old former Sky Sports presenter will host the Float Like A Butterfly Ball, sponsored by Diginex, in front of an audience of over 700 eager boxing fans, a select group of world champion boxing legends, philanthropists and high net worth individuals.
Gallacher, the daughter of the former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, hosted the annual Float Like A Butterfly Ball event last year and she’s delighted to be returning to present this year’s Ball which will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, London, on Saturday 16th November, 2019.
The event will raise vital funds for Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, helping the charity to provide the specialist equipment, treatments and therapies that disabled children desperately need to lead happy, active and independent lives.”
Gallacher, who got her television presenting break on Sky Sports News in 1998, has since gone on to appear on A Question of Sport, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. In 2015 she appeared in the hit BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing making her one of the most recognisable sports presenters in the UK.
Gallacher continues to front ITV1’s hugely popular Soccer Aid, the charity football match which pits celebrities against legendary footballers.
Johnny Nelson, the former British boxer who is currently the longest reigning cruiser-weight world champion of all time, having held the WBO title from 1999 to 2005, and now a pundit for Sky Television, will be commentating on the night.
His incisive knowledge of the sport will give the audience an appreciation of the action taking place in the ring.
Steve Collins is delighted to be referring at the event for the third time. As he explained: “I love refereeing at Float Like A Butterfly Ball as the boxers show a great deal of bravery and commitment in the ring.
“They slug it out not only for personal pride, but also to raise vital funds for disabled children. It was a fantastic spectacle for the crowd and the determination of the boxers deserves the upmost respect.”
Kerrie Davies, Associate Director of Events for Caudwell Children, says it’s going to be a fast and furious night of entertainment. As she explained: “The event, which takes place amongst the art deco splendour of the Grosvenor Hotel’s Great Room, includes a Champagne reception, the finest cuisine, white collar boxing, fantastic live entertainment and ‘must have’ auction prizes.
“The evening will also play host to an audience of world champion boxing legends, high net worth individuals, a selection of corporate contacts and celebrity attendees from the worlds of sport, TV and film.”
The event, delivered in partnership with Ewing Law, a specialist solicitors, barristers and legal consultants practice who are experienced in organising high quality white collar boxing events, has quickly become one of London’s finest, amateur, pugilist occasions.
“Each boxer will have trained relentlessly for the contest and when they climb into the ring, and go glove to glove, they won’t be pulling any punches,” said Kerrie. “The energy sapping rounds will make it a really tough challenge for those taking part.”
During the evening boxers will be supported by BXR London, the world’s first high-end boxing gym. Launched in 2017, BXR will ensure that each boxer has a championship mind-set ahead of their bout.
Platinum tables for 10 are available for £10,000, or £1,100 for individual tickets. This includes premium seating with a choice of ringside views, a four course dinner, an allocation of wine and Champagne.
Gold tables for 10 are available for £5,000, or £600 for individual tickets. This includes premium seating between the ring and stage, and a four course dinner with an allocation of wine and Champagne.
Silver tables for 10 are available for £3,000, or £400 for individual tickets. This includes priority seating and a four course dinner.
“It’s going to be a fabulous evening,” concluded Kerrie. “Every jab, bob, block, clinch and punch will raise vital funds for Caudwell Children. Bring it on!”
To find out more and to book a table contact the Caudwell Children Events team on 01782 433755 or visit the web page here.