BODY and trailer manufacturer Cartwright is throwing its weight behind employees Luke and Robson Thomas - twins who use their boxing skills to raise funds for charity.

The Altrincham company sponsored bouts for the brothers - both semi-professional boxers – in a boxing charity event at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester.

Charities to benefit include Cash for Kids, and Toy Box - a Flixton charity providing toys for autistic youngsters. In addition, Partington Boxing Club, Lymm Boxing Club and Urmston Town FC, will each receive a defibrillator.

Luke said: “We both love boxing and with the help of promoter Mark McGarry we are able to pursue the hobby we love while at the same time helping others. We were among 20 boxers who helped raise about £15,000 for charity at our last event and now with the support of Cartwright behind us, we are able to raise thousands more for a variety of excellent causes.”

Luke beat his opponent Hayden Sherriff on points. Robson also fought Hayden Sherriff but narrowly lost in the third round.

Supporting the twins, Cartwright also agreed to a year-long sponsorship deal with Partington Amateur Boxing Club, where the pair started boxing at the age of nine. The company awarded £2,500 to pay for a new boxing ring canvas, new ropes, a sign fascia, gloves and training badges.

Mark Cartwright, Group Managing Director of Cartwright, said: “We were delighted to support Luke and Robson in their fights. Both are shining stars within Cartwright, real assets to the company and very popular among their colleagues.

“The brothers are passionate about boxing and give 100 per cent in the ring. We are only too pleased to show our support by sponsoring both them and the club where they began.”

Luke and Robson have signed up to another charity event at Bowlers Exhibition Centre on December 8.