Furness and South Lakeland Freemasons recently held their 38th annual charity boxing evening since they began in 1986.

Since the first event three decades ago, the boxing evenings have raised over £300,000, with the aim of helping and supporting the community and community groups.

The event was open to all and saw three local boxing clubs provide fighters for the bouts.

At the boxing presentation, this year’s fundraising was distributed between a grand total of 21 different charities.

A speech from Committee Chairman, Dan Greaves, paid tribute to the hard work of his predecessor, Barrie Bray, and outgoing Secretary, Jim Scott.

He also mentioned retiring event compère, Ralph Spours, Treasurer, Graham Benson, and their new Secretary, Keiron Mullan.

The meeting at Fairfield Masonic Hall in Barrow saw more than £10,000, shared to local causes, including Barrow Amateur Boxing Club, Furness First Aiders and Furness Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Among those presenting cheques to charities were Assistant Provincial Grand Master Peter Schofield, Gary Rogerson, Group Chairman Alan Pattinson, Chris Gray, Phil Renney, Dan Greaves, Richard Wilcock, Keiron Mullan and Alan Tomlinson.

Money was also donated to Furness Catholic ABC, Kendal ABC, Looking Good Feeling Great, George Hastwell School, Youthability, Kirkby-in-Furness Bowling Club, Furness Rovers FC, Barrow Island ARLFC, Chapel Street Infant School and Furness Future Stars.

After the formal presentations had taken place, attendees enjoyed a tasty finger buffet supper provided by Christine and Terry Carlos.