Havering stunners swap catwalk for ring walk at Model Fight Night
�Two models from Havering will be swapping the catwalk for the ring walk when they face 14 other contenders to be champion of Model Fight Night.
The event sees 16 models fight in full contact boxing matches in front of an audience of more than 1,500 – and live coverage from Sky channels Sumo and Lucky TV.
Nicola Bruns, 28, from Elm Park, and Hannah Farmer, 29, from Hornchurch, will be competing in the event to raise money for the Katie Piper Foundation – which is a charity to help serious burn victims and those born with severe disfigurement.
This will be the second annual Model Fight Night (MFN) with the first raising �5,000 in 2010 to send residents of Redwood Children’s Home, Suffolk, on an African safari.
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Event organiser Monica Harris, 25, also a model, has planned the entire event: “I’ve always wanted to box, but stereotypes and sexist attitudes always prevented me at the time.
“So now I am doing my own version and helping to support my favourite charity at the same time, which feels great.”
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Nicola, originally from Canning Town, now lives in Elm Park.
She recently became a mother for the first time and filmed a TV advert in May for the FA; it will air in August to coincide with the new football season.
Hannah, who lives in Brookland Gardens, Hornchurch and works at State Street bank in Canary Wharf, said: “I am really excited about this year’s boxing event, it is going to be a night of top class entertainment with top quality girl’s boxing.
This is something I take great pride in doing, and The Katie Piper Foundation is an amazing charity to be raising money for, a really worthy cause. I have great support from my local gym, LDG Fitness Centre, who constantly push me past my boundaries.”
The night will be a Clash of the Titans theme with fire breathers and aerial acrobats and is due to be held at the HMV Forum on Highbury Road on September 1.