Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014 on 7:05 pm

The Platinum Kid becomes ambassador for local charity

Adil Anwar InTouch Foundation

(l-r) Adil Anwar with national mobile soup kitchen manager Faisal Tariq

Professional light-welter weight boxer Adil Anwar has become an ambassador for local charity, the InTouch Foundation, after seeing the work its volunteers do for the community.

The “Platinum Kid” originally from Leeds, was chosen by the Bradford-based charity organisation that provides hot food and drinks to those that are less fortunate on a regular basis.

Adil said: “I feel deeply honoured to be chosen as an ambassador for InTouch Foundation, the organisation is inspirational and they do a massive amount of work for a great cause.

“The work the foundation are doing is amazing, not only is there a deep sense of community within the organisation, but they are actively getting out there and trying to make a difference; I am extremely proud to be a part of this.”

Having been coached in Leeds in his early career, Adil is a former Amateur Junior A.B.A champion and a Four Nations Silver Medalist, having taken part in over 60 amateur fights close on 50 wins.

Noteworthy achievements in his career include becoming an Undefeated Yorkshire Humberside Champion, and getting gold in the Junior ABA’s in 2004, the Class C Boys club championship in 2004 and 2005, along with a gold in the Young England vs Young Italy championship in 2005.

He is now the second ambassador to be supporting the InTouch Foundation, the first being Sohail Rehman, who is one of the world’s first wheelchair-bound qualified football coaches.

Faisal Tariq, national mobile soup kitchen manager said: “Adil attended our “Rags To Riches” event and from there Adil become a big fan of the work we do.

“Having Adil as one of our ambassador is amazing as Adil is a brilliant role model to our youth, and despite being a professional boxer he is committed to helping those who are in need.”

Osman Gondal, founder and board member of the charity added: “I am very happy Adil is on-board as he believes in InTouch Foundation’s core values and that is of helping people, so I am looking forward to working. I am sure we’ll make a difference together.”

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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