Carl Froch is supporting a cause close to home when he appears on ITV's Tipping Point: Lucky Stars gameshow tonight. The Nottingham boxing hero has chosen to donate his winnings to Nottingham Hospitals Charity for the major upgrade that is currently underway on the cancer and neuroscience wards at Nottingham Children's Hospital.
I think what they do for the young patients at Nottingham Children's Hospital is amazing. As a dad myself, I know how much your kids mean to you and if they're ill you just want the best for them. I was really happy to be able to support the transformation they're making on the wards. When it's all finished it'll be a much nicer place to be, not just for the children but for their parents too.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity Chief Executive, Barbara Cathcart, said:
We need to raise at least £500,000 for our Building the Best Appeal and we're delighted that Carl has chosen to support us. The redevelopment of the cancer and neuroscience wards that's currently taking place will make the facilities at Nottingham Children's Hospital truly first class, to match the first class care that the young patients already receive.
You can find out how much Carl won for Nottingham Children's Hospital tonight on ITV at 7.30 pm when he will be up against chat show host Jonathan Ross and EastEnders star Samantha Womack.