MORE than 300 people attended a gala dinner event with former boxing champion Ricki ‘the Hitman’ Hatton as the star guest in Marbella on Friday. The event which was held at the gardens of Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe included many celebrity guests, including those from the world of football, was a sell-out.
Appearing with Ricky was Big Joe Egan, a former sparring partner of Mike Tyson and Jimmy Bright, one of the UK’s favourite comedians.
The music was supplied by the Rat Pack.
Dermot Craven, the organiser, said that he was overwhelmed with the generosity and the efforts that the guests had made to attend the function, many of them came from the UK especially.
He said that they supplied hundreds of gifts for the Cuidad de los Niños orphanage in Malaga and the balance of the proceeds will help refurbish and equip the sports hall there.
The event was promoted with the collaboration of Spectrum FM, Euro Weekly News, among others.