Last weekend Cumbria Freemasons held a charity boxing night in Wigton to raise funds for The Masonic Charitable Foundation. 

The event took place at the Greenhill Hotel in Wigton and included a range of other events like: a raffle, a tote, a whisky draw and auction. 

Proceeds from the event will go towards the 2027 Festival and so far they have managed to raise over £7,000 for the cause. 

Many of the fighters on the night were children and young people with some being more experienced than others. 

We spoke to Freemason Neil Dixon to find out more. 

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Mr Dixon said: "Lots of Freemasons and their families were invited along and we put it on because it's a great fundraiser and a great opportunity for youngsters.

"It gave some of the young people the chance for them to showcase their first in ring fight. 

"I think that it's a good environment for them where they can learn and have fun and we like to encourage that through the boxing. 

"There was around 150 Freemasons and their families in attendance at we all had a great night at the Greenhill Hotel."

Neil explained that all the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves with people travelling from all over the UK to attend the event. 

Some families came along from as far as Bangor with others coming from places like Manchester and Wallsend. 

The event itself was hosted by Wigton Community Boxing Club. 

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Mr Dixon added: "It was great to see some really young kids taking part in their first proper match. 

"They really didn't hold back and they were really disciplined as well and showed great sportmanship, they all shook hands and they all had fun. 

"It's also good for the community itself because it gives the kids something to do and it is also a good chance for the coaches to show all their hard work and training."

Cumbria Freemasons will also be hosting an open day in Brampton next month, giving people the chance to find out more about their work.