Boxing fans attended a knock-out night in Clayton-le-Moors.
More than 230 people gathered for the ‘Boxing with Dinner’ event at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in aid of East Lancashire Hospice and Clayton Boxing Club.
Around £5,000 was raised on the night and will be split between the club and the hospice.
The event attracted boxers from youngsters to adults and competitors travelled from as far away as Ireland to take part in the fundraiser.
Guests also travelled from miles around too, with one couple making the trip over from Belfast.
Participants fought it out in 15 bouts of boxing, with each winner receiving a trophy.
John Brindle, secretary, matchmaker and head coach at Clayton Boxing Club, said it was a ‘fantastic night’ and they hope to make it an annual event.
He said: “It takes a lot of guts to get in the ring, let alone in front of an audience of over 200.
“All the boxers did a brilliant job and should be very proud.
“Everybody had a fantastic night and we’ve already had enquiries about next year.
“It will become an annual event and details will be released soon.”
Hospice fundraiser Denise Gee praised organisers, participants and guests for their support.
She said: “This was our first boxing dinner and it was a roaring success.
“The bouts were well enjoyed by all guests and our thanks go to John Brindle and Clayton Amateur Boxing Club for their support in organising the event.
“We’re truly grateful to them for selecting us as their chosen charity.”
The next formal event for East Lancashire Hospice will be its annual glittering ball on Saturday, November 28 at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel.
Tickets are £50 and can be reserved by calling Sharon on 01254 733410.