On Friday 2 October a number of the HFR Solutions team witnessed true sporting prowess and pure magnanimity in victory by their very own Nathan Iley.
The event, 'Life for a Kid', is a charity that raises money for families with children who have debilitating illnesses that more often than not are incurable and limit the child's life. The event saw two fathers of two such children slugging it out toe to toe in order to raise funds to provide some wonderful holidays and experiences for children like theirs. Truly inspiring and really puts life into perspective.
Nathan also represented both the charity and HFR solutions in order that the audience dug deep into their pockets and gave generously for such a worthy cause. Jeff Owen, Danny Barker and Rick Marsh all entered into the spirit of the event by successfully bidding for some sports memorabilia; although not sure who some bloke called Henry is who apparently played for Arsenal?!
The highlight of the night was a fantastic demonstration of boxing by Nathan, beating three opponents to secure the Life for a Kid Prize Fighter 2015 title. Not only did he win in absolute style he did it with a cool and text book approach and was never troubled at any phase of each fight. Without doubt, pure pugilistic perfection.
A great night for the charity and a great credit to both the organisers and all the boxers who took part. The boxers were all truly magnificent for getting in the ring in the first place, as some will have been in a world of pain in the days that followed because they certainly took some punishment on the night. Total respect for them all.
All competing were full of heart but there was only one winner at the end of it all and that was Nathan Iley. A true gent both in and out of the ring and a massive credit to himself, his family and to HFR Solutions.
Very, very well done Nathan, we are all extremely proud of you.