Boxing legend Frank Bruno proves a hit

A special night with one of Britain's best-loved boxers proved a total knock-out.

Tuesday, 20th September 2016, 4:06 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:26 am
Boxing great Frank Bruno outside The Inglenook on Friday

An evening with Frank Bruno was held in the Inglenook Hotel in Pagham on Friday and raised more than £3,000 for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust and the ABC Ockley Boxing Club in Bognor Regis combined.

The evening was co-hosted by LuvCarpets, and organiser Jack Keywood said: “From the moment Bruno arrived to the second he left the night was just brilliant.

“It was held at the Inglenook Hotel where they put on a lovely three-course meal in the function room for 100 guests. “It started off with Frank entering the room with everyone cheering and obviously chanting Bruno, Bruno, Bruno.

Frank and Jerrard Partridge entertaining the crowd

“We all sat down to a great welcome speech from Jerrard Partridge. The brilliant Maximilian magician walked round the tables impressing everyone with his tricks.

“Jerrard and Frank then sat down and started chatting about Bruno’s brilliant career, from the highs to the lows which had the whole audience laughing. He was a true gentlemen and great with the public. It was a pleasure to have him in our town.

A raffle with donations from local businesses helped to raise £1,700 for both the Snowdrop Trust and the boxing club.

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The 100 guests raised more than £3,000

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