Cartwright has thrown its weight behind two twin employees who stepped into the ring for a charity boxing match at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester.
Cartwright has sponsored belts for brothers Luke and Robson Thomas, both semi-professional boxers, who took part in the event to raise funds for a number of worthy causes.
Furthermore, Cartwright has also agreed to a year-long sponsorship deal with Partington Amateur Boxing Club, where the pair learned their skills from the age of nine.
The company has awarded £2,500 to pay for a new boxing ring canvas, new ropes, a sign fascia, gloves and training badges.
Luke, a Buyer with the company, and Robson, who is Production Planning Co-ordinator, both started boxing at Partington ABC under the encouragement of their father Gary.
Now aged 24, the pair are well known on the boxing circuit and have used their skills to help raise thousands of pounds for local causes.
Luke, who headlined the July event, had originally wanted to join the army and had studied a Public Services course at Trafford College.
After a year working at Pizza Hut, he spotted a newspaper advertisement from Cartwright seeking apprentices and since that time has never looked back.
Robson, who qualified as an electrician at the age of 17 but failed to secure a job, thought the opportunity would be ideal for him also, so applied alongside his brother.
Luke said: “We both love boxing and with the help of promoter Mark McGarry we are able to pursue the hobby we love while helping others at the same time.
“Through Mark, we were among 20 boxers who helped raise about £15,000 for charity at our last event and now with the support of Cartwright behind us, we will now be able to raise thousands more for a variety of excellent causes.”
Among the causes to benefit from the match are: Cash for Kids children’s charity, Toy Box – a Flixton charity providing toys for autistic youngsters. Also, Partington Boxing Club, Lymm Boxing Club and Urmston Town FC, which will each receive a life-saving defibrillator.
Mark Cartwright, Group Managing Director of Cartwright, added: “We are delighted to support Luke and Robson in their upcoming fights. Both are shining stars within Cartwright, real assets to the company and very popular among their colleagues.
“The brothers are passionate about boxing and give 100 per cent in the ring. We are only too pleased to show our support by sponsoring both them and the club where all their dreams began.”
The pair will be taking part in the same charity event, at the same venue, on the 9th December at the end of this year in the hope to raise even more money to benefit all the causes involved.