Boodles Boxing Ball Raises Over £500,000 for Charity
22nd September 2015
Following the success of recent years, the high profile society event The Boodles Boxing Ball returned on Saturday night for the sixth time, in association with Asahi, welcoming guests in black tie with a ‘hint of pink’ at the five star Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Organised by James Amos, director of British family business jewellery brand Boodles, along with nightclub owner Charlie Gilkes, Hugh Van Cutsem, Jez Lawson, Bear Maclean and Alice Beaumont, the event welcomed a host of high profile and celebrity guests, all of whom were offering their support to the benefiting charity, The Gordon Ramsay Foundation in association with Cancer Research UK.
Boodles is a family business founded in 1798, and is now run by brothers Nicholas and Michael Wainwright, together with the next generation of the family, Jody Wainwright and James Amos.
Ramsay said he was “delighted that the Gordon Ramsay Foundation has been chosen to benefit from this year’s Boodles Boxing Ball. It’s a great event that also raises significant funds and I am delighted to be a part of it raising money for Cancer Research. There’s not a single person who hasn’t been touched or affected by this dreadful disease so our fight is against it.”
Over £500,000 was raised on the night, generating a total of over £1million that has been raised for charity over the course of the past six Boodles Boxing Ball events. Going out with a bang, it was announced during the evening that this would be the final Boodles Boxing Ball that the committee will be hosting.
Boxing Ball organiser and Boodles director, James Amos commented “Having fought in the very first Boodles Boxing Ball back in 2002, I feel a lot more comfortable organising the event than stepping into the ring these days! It has been a privilege to be involved with the ball over so many years, and I am indebted to my wonderful committee, the dedicated boxers, and the guests for turning it into a sell-out event yet again.”