Newcastle Students Staging Charity Chessboxing Show

Newcastle University Chess Society with the support of Newcastle University is hosting a Charity Chess Boxing Gala on Saturday 27th April at the civic centre. This is a black tie event and is the first event of its kind to be done outside of the capital city in the United Kingdom making it a truly exceptional and one of a kind event.



This event is a charity event and we are supporting a range of charities:

  • Percy-Hedley Foundation is a charity which supports children and adults with cerebral palsy and children and adults with speech, language and communication difficulties.
  • Sara Charlton Charity Foundation is a new grant-making trust dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse, including honour-based violence, in the United Kingdom.
  • Sickle Cell Society is a UK based charity which provides care and information about sickle cell.
  • The ChessBoxing Organisation is a charity dedicated to bringing boxing-fitness and chess coaching to young people in Britain.
  • Chess in Schools and Communities is a charity that brings chess to inner city schools around the country.

The evening will feature university and professional bouts with food and drink served throughout the evening.

The organisers are currently seeking sponsors for the show with a variety of option. Says show organiser Lateefah Messam-Sparks: “We already have a few company sponsors on board with us including Asian Business Connexions as well as support from Newcastle University.  But it’s really important that we raise as much as possible for the good causes we are working for and so we are asking  for local people and businesses to get behind us and buy some tickets!”.

There are 320 seats and we are selling tickets on the city hall website: .

Levels of sponsorship

Donating a gift for the raffle:  If you donate a raffle or auction prize we will mention you as a prize sponsor at the show and related media outlets.

Bronze Level (£300): As a bronze level sponsor you get a table near the front and VIP access. Other benefits are a mention in our brochure, mentioned on the organiser’s Facebook page and in media reports.

Silver Level (£500): You get the bronze level package plus one raffle ticket per person in your party.  There will also be a mention of the company business name as an official sponsor on the evening of the gala and further promotion and mention of your company through the University.

Gold Level (£500+): You get the bronze and silver level package plus a page spread in our brochure and another table available at the gala. Your company will also get 3 raffle tickets per person.

Lead Sponsor (Platinum level): As a lead sponsor you will get your company name advertised around the side of the ring and a double page spread for your company in our brochure as well as your company name advertised as the lead sponsor on all of our media posters and the back cover of our brochure. Your company will also get 5 raffle tickets per person and an open bar will be available throughout the night. We will only accept ONE lead sponsor for the event.


The show will feature a live auction of chess and sporting memorabilia as well as surprise luxury packages including a three day charter for up to 12 people, on board the luxury 86ft motor yacht ‘Lady Tatiana of London’ to be taken between 2nd October 2013 to 30th May 2014 (including Christmas, Valentines and Easter).  The yacht is a charter yacht with 3 professional crew members.

Other auction items include:

A chance to go to Hollywood, LA to audition in front of 25-30 agents and casting directors in either October 2013, March 2014 or July 2014.

If you would like to know more about becoming a sponsor please email call Lateefah on 07554887294.