Why donate to charity ? “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give


People have been asking me why I donate to charity , so here is my answers :

1. How and why did you get involved with the event?

I have always taken an active, hands-on approach to charitable work and fundraising. A friend of mine mentioned that there was to be a high-end event here in Tokyo which aimed to raise funds for and awareness of cancer research – and on that basis alone I was in. I later discovered that the charity event that I had agreed to sponsor was the Executive Fight Night (EFN). This was a huge bonus for me as I’ve long been a keen supporter of white collar boxing.
Following the incredible success of this first event, I vowed to increase my support of and involvement with the next. I did this by becoming a Gold Sponsor of Executive Fight Night II. It was an event that not only raised ¥7.8 million – an amount used by Refugees International Japan to help an astonishing 3,500 stateless people – but one that proved to be one of the hottest tickets on the Tokyo social calendar, and certainly one of the best-attended and most exciting evenings in the Japanese capital this year.
Now, for the third edition, I’ve taken my involvement up another level becoming the Platinum Sponsor. The Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night takes place at The Grand Hyatt Hotel on Friday 8th November.

2.What’s in it for you?

Primarily, this is a way for me and for the deVere Group to give something back to society by supporting proactive, life-enhancing causes that make a positive impact in the lives of people less fortune than ourselves.
The deVere Group and I are dedicated to using our time, skills and resources to making a real quantifiable difference wherever and whenever we can; compassion is what makes us human I believe. The Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night is an example of this commitment. I think Churchill voiced this shared sentiment best when he said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
In addition, the Executive Fight Nights are a fantastic way to bring together many individuals of differing backgrounds in a fun, high-octane environment.

3. What do you contribute to the event/fighters?

The short answer is ‘whatever it takes’, whether this means providing financial support, ideas, contacts, promotion, or securing tables full of lively guests who create an exciting atmosphere. I believe the liveliest and noisiest – and also the most generous – part of the room at the last EFN was probably those four tables where my guests were seated!
Also, I know a few of the fighters personally, so positive encouragement is always given to them too.

Tony Evans


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