Fightin’ in Brighton a huge success

Skerritts’ Fight Night was a knockout thanks to the huge support of local businesses

The great and good of Brighton’s business world turned up in force and dug deep to support Action Medical Research at a special fight night at The Grand Hotel on August 13, which raised a whopping £81,000.

Organised by Skerritts Chartered Financial Planners, the night saw Richard Skerritt step into the ring against Title’s very own Matt ‘The Gentleman’ Ryan after weeks of training and preparation for both competitors to battle it out on the night, at Fightin’ in Brighton.

The 6ft 5ins Skerritt eventually won the contest in style before five other white-collar bouts began, with Brighton’s Mr Car Wash Robbie Raggio entertaining guests throughout and helping to raise the incredible figure.

A guest appearance from British middleweight champion and Brighton resident Chris Eubank Junior also helped the cause, as he donated a pair of boxing gloves to the auction.

Richard and Hiedi Skerritt

Richard and Hiedi Skerritt

Sponsored by DMH Stallard, UHY Hacker Young, Incorpore and Skerrits, the night was a massive success, with a fantastic night of boxing on show and many deserving victors, entertainment aplenty and a wonderful venue, all superbly organised by the team at Skerritts Consultants.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people.

For over 60 years they have been changing lives and through their peer review system and Scientific Advisory Panel they are able to find and fund cutting-edge medical research in the UK, which helps tackle premature birth and treat sick and vulnerable babies, as well as helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections and target rare diseases that together severely affect many children.

Richard 'The Slugger' Skerritt takes out Matt 'The Gentleman' Ryan

Richard ‘The Slugger’ Skerritt takes out Matt ‘The Gentleman’ Ryan

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