A friendship between Windsor film producer Julian Phelan and an injured former Irish Guardsman has led to their collaborating to organise a charity fundraising boxing gala that will help ex-servicemen across the country.

The event takes place at Windsor's Harte and Garter Hotel on Friday, January 31.

It will feature six bouts featuring talented amateurs from Camberley Boxing Club.

Julian is an ex-pupil at The Windsor Boys School.

He has set up the gala event with Leon Stokes - a former Irish Guardsman who suffered a brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They met when they were both working to support a PTSD charity.

Members of the town's regiment in residence the Coldstream Guards - based at Victoria Barracks - are planning to attend the boxing gala.

The two charities to benefit from the evening will be the Blind Veterans UK and Coldstream Guards Foundation.

The Coldstream Guards Museum is providing an item from the museum at Wellington Barracks for auction on the night - a regimental sword.

While Blind Veterans UK is providing a stunning scale model of their amazing statue outside Manchester Piccadilly Station, which recreates the image of seven blinded soldiers walking back from the trenches each with an hand on their hand on a comrade’s shoulder.

The boxing event was launched on Wednesday at the Harte and Garter.

Among those present were Julian himself, two drummers from the Coldstream Guards who will escort the boxers and the items for auction on the night, Simon Brown and Yvonne Konieczna from Blind Veterans UK, plus Lieutenant Fred Benyon the Coldstream Guards' boxing coach.

To get tickets for the boxing evening visit https//www.facebook.com/galaboxing