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Victory for Paul Vernon and Alder Hey Family House Trust
Comms care, the strategic support services company to the IT channel, has raised thousands for charity and claimed its 6th victory at one of the biggest events in the IT industry’s calendar.
The CRN Fight Night is a charity white collar boxing event, held at the brewery in London every year, with fighters entering themselves into the competition in the name of their chosen charity. All fighters receive 12 weeks of intense training from a boxing professional before facing their opponent in the ring.
Paul “The Vindicator” Vernon, Account Manager at Comms-care, took on the challenge this year in aid of the Alder Hey Family House Trust, a charity that offers a “home away from home” for parents and families with seriously ill children in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and also aiming to defend Comms-care’s undefeated title at the event.
Paul, who is from the Cheshire town of Winsford, not only managed to defend Comms-care’s title with just one round, but also managed to smash his fundraising target of £2000 out of the ring with a total of £2786 raised!
Paul commented on his chosen charity, “The Alder Hey Family House Trust is a fantastic charity that provides a sanctuary for families with critically ill children. It has been a place of comfort for my colleague and friend Jole Fisher and his partner whilst their daughter has had many stays in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital due to suffering from various respiratory and cardiac conditions.”
Adding on his victory on the night, Paul said, “The immense training regime put forward by Winsford ABC boxing club and Dave’s Gym Northwich was tougher than I could have ever imagined. I’m very proud to have represented Comms-care and to have made it the 6th win in 5 years for my company. I know the money raised is going to a fantastic cause, so I couldn’t be happier to have had this opportunity. Thank you to CRN for hosting another superb evening!”
Jan Thomas, Director at Alder Hey Family House Trust, commented on the donation, “The amount Paul has raised will help significantly in terms of providing accommodation for families in their time of need. As Alder Hey Family House Trust is run by an independent charity and houses over 2,000 families a year, with a waiting list of 20 families per night, every donation makes a huge difference to the trust and the families that we help. Thank you to Paul for being dedicated to the cause and putting himself in the ring on our behalf.”