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The good fight delivers £2,000 win

Two company heavyweights proved they were good sports when they stepped into a boxing ring for a hospice.  
DST Dave Reynolds and James Reilly (cropped)

Dave Reynolds, Managing Director at DST Customer Communications Dagenham and James Reilly, Commercial Manager at the group's London office, took part in the Straight Outta Essex bout at City Pavillion, Romford, on Friday (September 16).     

And the light-footed pair were firmly in Saint Francis Hospice's corner as they sparred in the event, which organised by the Independent Boxing Association.     

"Having ran the London Marathon two years ago, I wanted to take on a new challenge and Origin Gym were offering boxing classes," said Dave.  DST Dave Reynolds and James Reilly    

"Both myself and James started to train, enjoyed it and this event came up; and with the launch of our DST charity partnership with Saint Francis Hospice we thought could raise some money.      

"I have had some great support and put in a lot of hours in the gym which thankfully paid off with the wins for both of us on Friday night."    

This was the latest fundraising effort the leading communication and print specialist has put on since making the hospice its charity of the year.    

                                                                                                  Dave Reynolds and James Reilly

In June it made sure its team of 500 at the site knew all about its excellent palliative care and support services.    

It embraced the hospice brand by wearing orange wigs, face paint and t-shirts and sold homemade cakes and savoury food.     

They also signed up to a variety of fundraising events and initiatives such as the lottery and sponsoring a nurse.