IT is a far cry from his normal office attire at GPW Recruitment.

But operations director Gary Ward donned his full butcher's outfit before getting in the ring for a wrestling bout.

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In an event for Willowbrook Hospice, Gary took part in a wrestling match against professional Rossy Rascal in Preston.

Gary, 37, went through a rigorous training schedule ahead of the event having been suplexed, slammed, slapped, flipped, thrown, battered, landed on and bruised in aid of his chosen charity.

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Gary Ward 'The Butcher' in action

Gary said: "My youngest daughter Poppy aged 10 started watching WWE wrestling about three years ago, we watch it all the time.

"We have supported Willowbrook Hospice here are GPW Recruitment for many years now.

"The event went brilliantly. Waiting backstage before the match was the so nerve-racking.

"Once my entrance music came on, it was surreal, in a full butchers outfit I walked out to the crowd and began my walk into the ring. I have to give a massive thank you to the professional I was paired up with, Rossy Rascal, who took my signature moves including the 'Sidewalk Meat Slam', 'The Butchers Hook' and the 'Meat Rack'.

"Although I was beaten by Rossy Rascal the 200 crowded, including some GPW staff dressed in Ward The Butcher T-shirts, got fully behind me and made the evening one to remember.

"The 200 crowded got fully behind me and made the evening one to remember."

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