A professional boxer is striking out in support of a Keighley charity that helps feed deprived people.

Intouch Foundation, which runs a weekly soup kitchen in Church Green, has appointed Adil Anwar as its second official ambassador.

Mr Anwar, who is originally from Leeds and is a light welterweight boxer, will use his profile to promote the charity’s work.

He 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.

“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’m extremely proud to be a part of this.”

Osman Gondal, InTouch chief executive officer and board member, said: “I’m very happy Adil is on board as he believes in helping people.

“I’m looking forward to working with him and am sure we’ll make a difference together.”

Faisal Tariq, national mobile soup kitchen manager, said: “Adil is a big fan of the work we do, and is due to come down and help us serve. We’ll be supporting Adil at his next fight on March 28.

“Having him as one of our ambassadors is amazing, as he’s a brilliant role model for our youth.”