Chiswick Cabinet Maker Goes Glove To Glove For Charity

Creative Woodwork's Marc Hickey climbs into the ring for The Railway Children

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Local businessman Marc Hickey of Chiswick's Creative Woodwork is going glove to glove and pawn to pawn in a bid to raise money for charity.

Marc, a cabinetmaker by trade, will don his boxing gloves on 26 March to face opponent Rob Gillies in the hybrid sport of Chess Boxing.

The full contact sport, which combines chess and boxing in alternate rounds, is sure to be a test for Hickey as he steps into the ring for the very first time, Rob on the other hand is a returning competitor of chess boxing.

Despite being a first-timer to the sport, Marc Hickey said preparing for the match has been a great way of getting fit while also raising money for well-deserved charity The Railway Children.

“I was introduced to the sport by Rob [Gillies] who has made a documentary on Chess Boxing for the Chess Boxing Association,” Hickey said. “Being a little ambitious, I challenged him to a match. It has been a great way to get fit but ultimately it is for a very deserving charity for homeless children that really need the support.”

The match will take place at Boston Dome, Tufnell Park, London, wear physical support will be appreciated nearly as much as financial support.

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March 8, 2011