Bland puts on his gloves for charity

If the imminent World Cup has you craving sporting spectatorship, put Sunday 28 May in the diary.

Michael Bland, CIPR trainer, author of 13 PR books and former PR chief at the Institute of Directors and Ford, is stepping into the ring with kickboxing welter-weight champion Shensoy Dervis. Bland, who has Parkinson's disease, has not entered a ring since his amateur boxing days 40 years ago.

But he is keen to show that 'an old geezer with Parkinson's can still move around a bit', and to raise money for the Parkinson's Disease Society.

He'll be at the Queen Mother Centre, Vauxhall from 10am-4pm. Call 020 7630 5522 or 07836 624108.

Bland is keen to point out that since 'Shensoy could kill me with his hands tied behind his back', this will be 'a sparring demonstration', rather than a full punch-up.

Still sounds pretty painful.

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