Olympic gold medallist and former European boxing champion Audley Harrison MBE is a knockout hit with children and staff during Rainbows Hospice visit

Olympic gold medallist and former European boxing champion Audley Harrison MBE was a huge hit when visited Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People EMN-150922-095218001
Olympic gold medallist and former European boxing champion Audley Harrison MBE was a huge hit when visited Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People EMN-150922-095218001
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Olympic gold medallist and former European boxing champion Audley Harrison MBE was a huge hit when he recently visited Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

The British heavyweight, who also took part in Strictly Come Dancing and was a runner up on Celebrity Big Brother, took time out of his busy schedule to sign autographs and pose for pictures with the children, young people, families and staff at the Loughborough-based hospice.

Organised by Champions UK PLC - long standing supporters of Rainbows - Audley arrived at Rainbows with a car loaded with ‘Joy Jars’ for the children – individually packed boxes filled with goodies for the young people. The gifts went down a treat and everyone at Rainbows was delighted to meet him.

Director of income generation at Rainbows Andrew Ball said: “Audley was brilliant and was really popular with everyone here at Rainbows! He was great with the children and young people and his Joy Jars were a huge hit. He was happy to sign autographs and pose for pictures with anyone who asked. A huge thank you to Audley and the team at Champions, it really was a great day. We can’t wait to see him again for round two!”

The star beamed throughout his visit and, losing track of time, had to be reminded of his schedule and the fact he had to be at Elstree Studios to shoot ‘Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’ later that day.