A thrilling boxing gala at the Harte and Garter Hotel brought live sport to Windsor - while raising money for armed forces veterans who have lost their sight.

Windsor based film producer Julian Phelan and the charity Blind Veterans UK teamed up with HR and payroll Software company CoreHR to host the night of dinner, boxing and live auction to support and raise funds for veterans with sight loss.

The gala was hosted by Captain Colin Lewis, welfare officer for the infantry unit Coldstream Guards.

The evening began in the Sergeants Mess at Victoria Barracks in Sheet Street with a speech by by the Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ed Launders MBE, before guests were treated to a tour of the barracks and given an oral history bringing its story to life.

Then it was on to the Harte and Garter for an evening of sport.

The amount raised by the event will be announced next week but a regimental sword donated for auction by the barrack's regimental museum has already raised £2,150.

A scale bronze maquette of the famous sculpture Victory over Blindness was also auctioned during the evening.

Jackie Harbor, Director of Fundraising at Blind Veterans UK, said: “The money raised will make a huge difference to rebuilding the lives of the blind veterans we currently support and allow us to reach the many thousands more not yet receiving that support.”

Captain Lewis, Welfare Officer for the Coldstream Guards infantry unit said: "The event was a welcome opportunity to forge long-lasting friendships that will benefit members of the community and the soldiers of the Coldstream Guards for many years to come."