Boxing icon Benn is heading to Bellshill for fundraiser

Mark McGuinness promotes charity night.
Mark McGuinness promotes charity night.

Former world boxing champion Nigel Benn is coming to Bellshill for a charity dinner.

Fans will get the chance to meet the ‘Dark Destroyer’ at the Strathclyde Hilton Hotel on Thursday, October 20.

Coatbridge-based Ecosse ABC is organising ‘An Evening with Nigel Benn’, with proceeds going to Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, formerly Yorkhill.

Organiser Mark McGuinness’s son spent time at Yorkhill and he said: “This is my way of saying thanks.”

The evening includes a champagne reception, three-course meal and photographs taken with Benn.

Tickets cost £80 and are available by calling 07478 718240. There are more details about the event on the website, ecosseabc.vpweb.co.uk.