Danielle Lambert and her partner Daniel Begg are on a mission to pack a punch for a cause close to their hearts.
The pair, from Marton, have organised a fundraising gala night in support of Trinity Hospice.
They have been doing various events throughout the summer in aid of the Bispham-based hospice and their efforts will culminate with the black-tie event, on August 28, at Village Urban Resort, Heron’s Reach, Blackpool.
The night, named KO To Cancer, will have a sporting/boxing theme, with a casino, raffle, auction and entertainment. Among the prizes for the raffle, are sporting memorabilia, and items donated by local businesses.
Danielle, a mum-of-two, said: “With it being Trinity’s 30th year this year, we thought it would be a good idea to do something for it.
“Trinity is a cause which means a lot to us, as we have both had close family members and friends affected by cancer.
“Trinity helps so many people in the local area and it’s a sad fact that most people will know someone who has to use Trinity’s services at some point in their lives.
“It really is something very close to our hearts.
“We’ve taken part in the Santa Dash, Colour Run and other Trinity fundraising events.
“We recently took part in a dementia walk, because one of our friends works at the hospital on the dementia ward, and it occurred to me – as well as taking part in the events, we could arrange an event ourselves. So we did.
“We decided to hold a black-tie gala night – it will have a boxing or knockout theme, it will include a casino, entertainment, and will be hosted by CJ Tazz.
“Local businesses have been really generous and we have lots of great prizes for the raffle and auction. We are also are having a balloon raffle.
“There will be a three-course meal, gifts on the table, a DJ – we’re aiming to make it a fun night out for people, as well as raising money for a good cause.
“We’ve done lots already this summer to boost our fundraising.
“I help out at a children’s football school and they’ve been doing a superhero fancy dress day and getting sponsored.
“We just want to raise as much money as possible for Trinity.”
n Tickets cost £35, and are available from Danielle, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or searching KO to Cancer on Facebook.