A community boxing club which provides a ‘safe space’ for children and teenagers is hosting a black-tie boxing event.

Clayton Amateur Boxing Club, a non-for-profit organisation, is hosting the event on October 14 at Accrington Stanley's 1968 Lounge.

This is the second Clayton Amateur Boxing Club event to take place at Stanley in 2022, with crowds witnessing a fantastic afternoon of amateur international boxing back in March, one of the first events to be hosted at Stanley's £2.5m hospitality venue at Wham Stadium.

The boxing club moved into a new home at the Clayton Civic Hall earlier this year after being awarded a Sport England Community Asset Fund grant.

The club has a long history of serving the local community and providing a safe community for hundreds of children and young people.

The £50,000 grant has allowed the club to transform Clayton Civic Hall into a boxing and fitness facility, encouraging more females to get involved with their programmes, as well as providing opportunities for young people and adults with a disability or additional needs.

John Brindle, who works with vulnerable adults by day and is an amateur boxing coach by night, is well known in Hyndburn for helping youngsters turn their lives around.

He said: "We hosted a fantastic event at Accrington Stanley's world class hospitality venue back in March and can't wait to do it all over again.

"Tickets are already selling fast for this one and with such great interest, we are inviting a local business to get involved and to sponsor this event."

The event will take place from 6pm with tickets priced at £45, including an evening of boxing and two-course dinner, while the bar will be open until midnight.

A corporate table of six is priced at £320 with an advert in the event programme included.

The organisers are also looking for a main sponsor at £1,700.

Any sponsorship of ticket enquiries can be made to John Brindle on 07825 250307.