‘Rumble with the Agents’ returns

Property Reporter
5th August 2021
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Landlord Action's charity white-collar boxing event, ‘Rumble with the Agents’, will return on Thursday 9 December 2021, celebrating its 25-year anniversary and raising funds for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care.

Both May 2020 and May 2021 events were cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, but founder of Landlord Action, Paul Shamplina, says he hopes this, which will be the sixth Rumble event, will be a Christmas party for everyone to look forward to.

The event, sponsored by the Hamilton Fraser Group aims to raise funds for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in Barnet, an independent charity committed to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer, their carers, family and friends. The charity, which works alongside the clinical care of the NHS in an area centred on Barnet and covering much of North London and South Hertfordshire, is particularly close to Paul and his family. To date, ‘Rumble with the Agents’ events, run by Paul and his wife Rita, have raised in excess of £100,000 for various charities.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Paul Shamplina says: “It has been a tough 18 months for many businesses and people, in particular those who were categorised as vulnerable due to an existing health condition and therefore had to shield for many months. Charities, like Cherry Lodge, have also suffered immeasurable loss because of lockdown, having to modify and even suspend services, and this, in turn, has had a devasting impact on the families they support. Less than 5% of Cherry Lodge’s running costs are covered by NHS and local government grants, meaning they rely almost entirely on fundraising, volunteering and donations. If restrictions continue to be lifted, I hope to make this the biggest Rumble event we have hosted to date and would like to call on my fellow property professionals or help us raise as much as possible.”

As in previous years, participants from the property industry do not require existing experience as they are provided with a fully structured and supervised boxing training program to teach the correct techniques and ensure optimum physical fitness. Several boxers are already signed up and ‘Rumble with the Agents’ is looking to fill the remaining places before training commences in the autumn.

The event, comprising five fights, a sit down three-course meal, charity auction and raffle, celebrity guests and DJ, is open to all property professionals (agents, suppliers and landlords) who wish to take part, attend or simply donate. The event will be held on Thursday 9 December 2021 at Holiday Inn, Avenue Banqueting, 58 Regents Park Road, London, N3 3JN.

“I know I’ve had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra but, at the age of 50, I’m going to put myself in the ring once more. Cherry Lodge is a fantastic charity, and I want to do everything I can to get behind them” adds Paul.

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