British boxers Lewis Pettitt and Adam Dingsdale are set to show their support for Woolwich murder victim Drummer Lee Rigby this Saturday by buying up some of their own tickets to invite Lee’s Battalion comrades to their respective fights at the York Hall in London and also support the Help For Heroes charity.
Lewis and Adam personally bought five tickets each and TCS Contracting in Dartford, the company Lewis works for, bought twenty more and donated them to the cause. Promoters of the event TRAD TKO donated a further 10.
With enough tickets in place, the next obstacle for Lewis and Adam to overcome was contacting the battalion commander, not an easy task, as Lewis was to discover when he went to Woolwich barracks on Thursday.
Unfortunately due to the increased security Lewis was unable to contact the battalion commander, not to be deterred Lewis turned to social networking site Facebook to make contact with a serving soldier at the barracks, who in turn contacted the battalion commander on the boxers behalf.
Promoter Johnny Eames said of Lewis and Adam’s endeavor.: “Everyone at the gym is in shock at the senseless killing of Lee Rigsby, a few, especially those who live close to the barracks or had been serving soldiers have been discussing ways we can show long term support to our troops, then Al Smith(trainer) called me to say that Lewis and Adam, as well as Lewis’ boss, wanted to buy some tickets to give to serving soldiers at Woolwich.
Eames added: “We are encouraging everyone at the gym to buy ‘Help for Heroes’ t-shirts and wear them on Saturday, to show their support of our troops, who we feel do a magnificent job.
To buy a ‘Help for Heroes’ t-shirt or make a donation to this worthwhile cause please go to www.helpforheroes.org.uk
May 28, 2013