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Kickboxing For Charity
Itís reassuring to know that sports people can also use their talents in other ways and for George that doesnít get any better than raising money for charity. So when his former kickboxing coach and true friend, Jason Stevens, staged a charity kickboxing show again on July 11th to raise money for The Daisy Garland Trust, George jumped at the chance to get involved.
Jason is a modest bloke, but his charity work speaks volumes as he has single handedly raised £18,000 for various organisations by staging fantastic shows in South West London. His latest show featured a B.I.K.M.A European title fight along with an exciting undercard. Jason asked George if he would present the belt to the main event winner, which he said he was honoured to do. He was also keen to support this worthy cause by donating his own sponsorship to the main event bout.
Slightly embarrassing for George, Jason had also arranged a short video tribute of his career highlights and brief history including his association with the local area. George was a bit red faced but enjoyed meeting and speaking to a lot of the locals there, some of which had seen him fight when he was just 10 years old. "My memory must be bad as I couldnít even remember those fights!"
said George on the night.
In all the show was really enjoyable and raised a total of £1,700 which went towards funding ĎDaisy Garland Ketogenic Dieticiansí who help children with drug resistant epilepsy. In the last five years alone they have raised in excess of £250,000 which has enabled them to fund six dieticians throughout the UK. All the children on this pioneering diet have experienced positive results in terms of seizure control and overall development. They also provide many families with night time breathing monitors.