Boxing enthusiast Tony Foster fought his way to fundraising success, at a special match in aid of Swanton’s 2020 charity Happy Days.

Tony, who is the deputy manager of Murton Grange in County Durham, completed a rigorous eight-week boxing regime to get in shape for the big fight.

On Saturday 14th March, Tony went head-to-head with opponent Glen McKenzie at a glitzy black-tie event hosted by Premier White Collar Boxing. The fight went three rounds at the Rainton Meadows Arena before the referee declared it a draw.

Thanks to support from well-wishers, Tony collected £115 to donate to Happy Days.

Tony said: “It was a tough fight, but I gave it everything I’d got.

“Glenn was a fantastic opponent, we’ve been part of the same group that has been doing the boxing regime for the past couple months. It’s been hard work and I’ve had to push myself further than ever before. So, I was very glad to chalk up a draw against Glenn.”

The money Tony collected will go towards the collective total raised by Swanton in 2020 in aid of Happy Days.

The children’s charity provides wonderful days out for children living with complex needs, giving their families a break and providing them with fantastic new experiences.

For Tony, it’s the perfect charity to get behind.

Tony said: “I’m delighted to be able to add this to what the rest of Swanton has raised so far.

“As an organisation, we know how important the Happy Days work is for children and their families. It’s a great pleasure to be able to do my bit to boost their funds.”