fundraising – Ultra White Collar Boxing


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History of Ultra Events

Ultra Events started out in Derby in 2009 running boxing events in a local nightclub. The concept was the same, everyone received 8 weeks of free boxing training at the local boxing gym. They were then matched with an opponent from the group and they took part in an event at the end of it. This formed Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) which by 2014 expanded to over 100 towns and cities across the UK.

In the early days of Ultra, each show raised money for a different charity, though we thought it would be really great to pull all of the fundraising together for one single cause. Founder of Ultra, Jon Leonard, used to run the ‘Race for Life’ warm-ups in the midlands area and a scientist’s talk inspired him to raise money for Cancer Research UK. In 2013 we became a corporate partner of Cancer Research UK and to date, we have raised over £22million for the charity through our events.

Our target has been to raise £1million in one month for life-saving research; we had reached the limit of towns and cities we could expand to with UWCB so we decided to look at alternative events we could run. This saw the formation of Ultra MMA, Ultra Ballroom, Ultra Comedy and Ultra Adventures in 2017 and more recently Ultra Games. We rebranded to Ultra Events to tie all of the brands together and our goal became to provide different ways for people to fundraise and take part in incredible events.

UWCB fundraise millions for Cancer Research UK

In 2018 we ran our first charity trek to Mount Kilimanjaro which raised over £80,000 for Cancer Research UK with Ultra Adventures and in 2019 we sent fundraisers on our first trek on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We aim to be able to provide more destinations and challenges for participants as we expand Ultra Adventures.

Whether you want to learn to make people laugh with Ultra Comedy or put on your sequins and dance with Ultra Ballroom, there is an event you can take part in to raise money for Cancer Research UK and we hope that the addition of these events will help us reach our goal of £1million in one month.

Ultra Adventures trip to Kilimanjaro
Ultra Adventures trip to Kilimanjaro

As well as running events across the UK, our mission is to partner with the world’s leading cancer charities to reach a global total of £50million raised to help beat cancer sooner. Our first step towards achieving this goal happened in 2019 when we ran our first events UWCB in Poland and Australia. We have plans to branch out even further to U.S.A and be helping to get people fit and fundraise across the globe!

One of the key reasons we run events is to help people get fitter and healthier and to make it accessible for people. This is why we launched Ultra Nutrition and made our products with natural ingredients to make being healthy easy. With Ultra Nutrition we can provide free nutrition advice, meal ideas and support for people who want to change to a healthy lifestyle. Our products are designed to help people on this journey with convenience in mind.

At Ultra, everything we do aligns with our mission to improve lives through bettering physical and mental health, fundraising to help beat cancer, providing life-changing experiences and behaving morally and ethically. To read more about our mission visit

UWCB can change your life

Taking part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing event provides a whole range of benefits to your life. Whether you want to get fit, meet new people, become more confident, do something out of your comfort zone or raise some money for charity. It’s likely that UWCB can help you achieve your goal PLUS so much more.

Here are just a few reasons why you should sign up to UWCB today:

  • Improved health & fitness
  • Training towards something
  • Increased confidence & camaraderie
  • Doing something positive

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ultra white collar boxing improves health and fitness

Improved health & fitness

Research states that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. The UWCB training course lasts 56 days. This means you have 56 days of commitment to get fitter, healthier and in great shape.

At the end of an 8-week UWCB training course, you will feel incredible health benefits, you’ll feel fitter and continue to exercise and make healthier choices.

Simon Roberts from Derby took part in an event in 2012 which kick-started his weight loss journey. Simon continued exercising and to date has lost 8 stone and feels fitter now than he did 7 years ago.

ultra white collar boxing give you something to train towards

Training towards something

UWCB gives you a goal. At the end of the 8 weeks, you know that you will be stepping into the ring in front of a crowd of your friends and family. This helps to give you motivation and means that for 8 weeks to push yourself, train hard, get fitter and feel healthier.

When the bell rings at the end of your fight, you’ll feel an incredible sense of achievement and nothing will seem impossible.

uwcb training will give you an improved higher level of confidence

Increased confidence & camaraderie

We now live in a world where people don’t often communicate face to face. UWCB groups people together from different backgrounds who train together and get to know each other over 8 weeks. You form a team and push each other to get through training and you support each other at the big event.

Walking out in front of 1,000 people and stepping into a boxing ring is a truly unique and incredible feeling and participants leave the event with a renewed sense of confidence. If you can do UWCB you can do anything in life.

uwcb has helped thousands of people do something positive

Doing something positive

Ultra Events are proud to have raised over £18 Million for Cancer Research UK since 2013.

We offer participants the chance to help raise money for a cause that will, unfortunately, affect most of us in some way. Raising money for charity is an amazing and positive thing to do and it makes you feel proud of your achievement. On average, each UWCB participant raises £268 for Cancer Research UK, and each event raises an average of £12,000.

UWCB are aiming to reach £20 Million for Cancer Research UK by 2020, by signing up YOU can be a part of this incredible figure.

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5 Reasons to take part in a UWCB event to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) are proud to be a corporate partner of Cancer Research UK, and our participants have helped to raise over £16.4 Million to help beat cancer sooner.

“Our participants have helped to raise over £16.4 Million to help beat cancer sooner”

Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped to save millions of lives. Over the past 40 years, survival has doubled, thanks to the great progress research have made.

With UWCB, you not only get to raise money for a brilliant cause. The challenge will also benefit you in ways you might never think of. Here are 5 ways this charity challenge can help to improve your life:

1. Your health will improve

Taking part in a UWCB event will increase your activity levels and make you fitter and healthier. It also provides you with a real target to work towards and which is incredibly motivating. Around 3,400 cases of cancer in the UK each year could be prevented by keeping active.

UWCB Training Class

Numerous studies have also found that raising money for charity and helping others can improve your health. Often referred to as ‘helper’s high,’ taking on a challenge for charity can produce endorphins that promote feelings of happiness.

2. It will motivate you

There will be days when your motivation is low, or when the last thing you want to do is train for your upcoming challenge. As a group you will train together which helps to motivate each other through the 8 weeks of free training. When you find yourself low on inspiration thinking about the charity, your donations and the people whose lives you are helping to change will spur you on in ways you never thought possible.

UWCB helps to keep you motivated

3. Meet new people

When you start your 8 weeks of free training you will meet new people, many of them will remain friends for life. Once you sign up you will join a Facebook group with the other participants. You can share training tips, fundraising advice and motivate each other throughout the training and on the run-up to the event. Training with others builds a fantastic sense of community and you will feel a real sense of camaraderie.

Meet new people taking part in UWCB event

4. Open up new opportunities

The challenge you initially choose to take on for charity could lead to lots of other exciting opportunities in the future. For example, Ultra Events organise Ultra MMA, Ultra Comedy, Ultra Darts and Ultra Ballroom events, as well as charity treks with Ultra Adventures. Many people who take on Ultra White Collar Boxing will challenge themselves by taking part in a series of events, raising HUGE amounts of money for Cancer Research UK. This fundraising helps scientists get closer to finding a cure.

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5. You will get incredible support

Taking part in a UWCB event will be like no other experience. The event can be a daunting prospect, so it’s good to know that you will be supported every step of the way. From the moment you sign up you will get help with training, nutrition and fundraising to ensure you get the most out of the experience. Ultra Events have a huge team on hand to help and support you throughout your experience.

Incredible support at UWCB events

We also have a dedicated support team from Cancer Research UK who will be on hand to help with all aspects of fundraising. Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for their research. It’s only thanks to your generosity that they’ve helped to double cancer survival rates in just 40 years. You, the supporters, are at the heart of everything they achieve.

Every step Cancer Research UK make towards beating cancer relies on every pound raised. With your help they can beat cancer sooner.

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