Photography by Kathryn Chapman Photography

We're delighted to announce that our annual Fight Night event has raised over £140,000 to help #FightEB, making it DEBRA's most successful Fight Night in 5 years!

The event took place on Friday 18th November, supported by legendary boxing manager and DEBRA Vice-President, Frank Warren in association with Queensberry Promotions. Frank Warren is in his 17th year of hosting the event for DEBRA.

Frank Warren said:

I was first introduced to EB and the work that DEBRA does by a young man called Jonny Kennedy. You may well have seen his documentary ‘The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off’, released in March 2004, not long after Jonny’s death. In his life Jonny inspired me, as he did many others, to get involved with DEBRA. As a result, the first DEBRA Fight Night was born. 17 years on, I am proud to be involved with DEBRA as we continue to fight this truly horrendous condition. Over the years, I’ve seen the support, special healthcare, and research as they have developed, and now we have research projects delivering potential treatments through to clinical trials.

The money raised at Fight Night will go towards our A Life Free of Pain appeal, aiming to raise £5 million by the end of 2023 to develop treatments that will enable people to live free from the pain of EB. The funds raised at Fight Night have helped take the total over the £1,000,000 mark.

The evening started with a champagne reception on arrival at the stunning The Brewery venue on Chiswell Street, London.


Guests were then escorted to their tables in The Brewery's Porter Tun room where they enjoyed a gourmet three-course dinner with wine.

Artist Ben Mosely live painting in the The Brewery's Porter Tun room

Jonny Gould took to the ring to present the live auction. Guests had the chance to bid for exclusive lots, generously donated by sponsors, including...

  • Lunch with Frank Warren for four people, kindly donated by Queensberry Promotions.
  • A DTO drive experience, kindly donated by DTO Motorsport.
  • A seven night stay in a ski chalet in the French alps, kindly donated by Simon & Alison Davies.
  • Two VIP inner ringside tickets for the Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora fight, kindly donated by Queensberry Promotions.
  • A live painting by expressionist and action painter Ben Mosely, kindly donated by Ben Mosely.
  • A white gold diamond necklace, kindly donated by Laurence Blunt.
  • A five night stay in a grand two bedroom pool villa at Banyan Tree, Phuket, Thailand, kindly donated by Banyan Tree Phuket and the Chandran Foundation.
  • Lunch with Mike Tindall MBE at The Stafford, kindly donated by The Stafford London and Mike Tindall MBE.

After the auction, guests enjoyed a night of action-packed professional live boxing, presented by Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions.


A big thank you to all our, sponsors, auction donors and to everyone who has contributed to making this a great evening, and for all your invaluable support for DEBRA.

Our event partners:



A particular thank you to:

  • Frank Warren
  • Queensberry Promotions
  • Jim Rosenthal
  • Mark Moring, Morelli
  • Steve Silverwood,
  • DTO Motorsport
  • Laurence Blunt
  • Simon and Alison Davies
  • Neil Clews, Anglepoise
  • Ben Mosley
  • Mike Tindall MBE
  • The Stafford London
  • Tyson Fury
  • Adrian Barrows, Bespoke Tailor
  • M Restaurants
  • Gaucho Restaurants
  • Sony
  • Chapel Down
  • FRP Corporate Finance
  • Reed Smith
  • Rye Street Group
  • Montagu Coachworks Ltd
  • Bodynet Ltd
  • Banyan Tree and the Chandran Foundation
  • Great Scotland Yard Hotel
  • Cipher Advanced Health
  • Locanda Locatelli
  • Richard Walker, Watford FC
  • Pete Fincham
  • James Taylorson, Ellis Brown
  • Christian Brown
  • Chris Antoniou
  • Michael Gray
  • Charlotte Davis
  • The Berkeley, London
  • Premiership Rugby
  • Kathryn Chapman Photography
  • Sarah Elder Art
  • Julian Winter, Swansea City FC
  • Joanne Simonds, Arsenal FC
  • David Lawrenson, Silentnight
  • Bremont
  • Katerina and Howard Nash
  • Tom Holland and The Brothers Trust
  • England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Terry Jardine, Autograph Sound
  • Corinium Travel
  • TalkBack
  • Jonny Gould
  • GiveFundraising