Blue Light Fight Night
Once again, on 11th October 2014 Police Officers from Hampshire Constabulary will be squaring up to Firefighters from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service in at least a dozen well matched bouts of boxing.
Blue Light Fight Night 2014Each bout will consist of 3 x 1 minute rounds in the ring, under the floodlights and in front of a capacity crowd which we hope will include you and your friends.
The bruises of last year have faded, the physical wounds have healed but the emotions, the memories, and indeed the videos (watch here), still remain! Reminders of a fantastic night of furious action. Brilliantly brutal bouts, the challengers cheered on by a carousing crowd happy to collectively part with over £10,000 pounds for very deserving charities.
BUT NOW…… there are scores to be settled, odds to be evened, so we present you with that opportunity. The gauntlet has been thrown, the gloves are back on for:
BLUE LIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 2014
Saturday 11th October at Cowes Yacht Haven. Tickets are priced at just £17 each and with 850 tickets available, we hope to exceed last year’s charity fund total. This year our chosen charities are; KissyPuppy / EMH Children’s Services and The Fire Fighters Charity.
Ventnor Boxing Club and Newport Boxing Club will also be beneficiaries as a thank you for their continued support in training the fighters and providing a referee, judges and seconds on the night.
The event will be strictly over 12’s only and the dress code will be smart casual, but feel free to wear your best tux or posh frock. Make sure you’ve some spare cash for drinkies and maybe a flutter on the outcome or picking the winning raffle ticket.
Doors will open at 6pm and, after an entertaining build up, the first fight will start at 8pm. The last fight will end at approximately midnight and the bars will close at 1am.
The venue will have 2 bars, approximately 150 seats around the ring, and a large standing area to watch all the action and other entertainments.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors every penny raised will go to these worthy causes.
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Sophie Rolf was a beautiful, happy, larger than life little girl who, a few months before her 5th birthday, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Through all her therapy Sophie showed great courage and a smile that has inspired all of those around her.
Initially we set up ‘KissyPuppy’ as a mechanism to fund raise for Sophie and her family. Sadly Sophie lost her battle at the end of 2013 but KissyPuppy intends to continue to provide support to children on the Isle of Wight suffering from life-shortening conditions and is now KissyPuppy – The Sophie Rolf Trust.
What this devastating process highlighted to Sophie’s family, is the limited healthcare options available for children living or dying from life limiting conditions on the island.
Currently, children from the Isle of Wight travel to Naomi House in Winchester for specialist respite or end of life care, which for Sophie and her family would be a three hour journey each way.
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice (EMH) is an independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Isle of Wight community. They support and care for adults living with and dying from a life-limiting illness and they are looking at how they can extend these services to children.
We appreciate the phenomenal support for Sophie and her family from the Community on the Isle of Wight and the wider support we have received. We have been raising funds together with EMH, to create an Island based solution that would support children on the Isle of Wight with life shortening conditions.
The EMH project aims to bring together locally provided and family led palliative care services for children, teenagers and young adults on the Isle of Wight. EMH is working with the Isle of Wight NHS and other local groups, organisations and Island families to make this happen.
Over a period of time a range of services will be developed offering flexible, individualised care and support, in the place of choice, and built around the unique needs of each family. These services will be coordinated centrally, and delivered by a multi-professional team, working together with each family to support their wishes and care choices and will extend to friends and all those involved..
EMH is already setting up a Family Network to bring together Island families who are affected by life shortening conditions and to provide them with help and support through their Information & Support Centre in the John Cheverton Centre.
Donations would be very much appreciated and we thank you for your continued support.