David Haye signs for Quaker Oats National Ad Campaign

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Hounslow resident, Irfan Malki is the star of a new national campaign from Quaker Oat So Simple, featuring boxing champ David Haye.

Current World Heavyweight Champion David Haye launches Quaker’s new campaign by surprising local boxing hero, Irfan Malik, with a revamped boxing club to say thank you for his outstanding contribution to the local community. Stunned boxing club owner Irfan, who built up Gallant Boxing club in Slough from scratch, will be made famous by Quaker’s new national TV campaign, airing from January 2011.

The advert, part of the Quaker Oat So Simple’s new campaign, ‘Make More of Your Morning’, reveals the moment newly crowned title holder Haye, visits the gym to unveil its revamp by the Quaker Oat So Simple team and thank Ifran for his hard work. Taxi driver Irfan has been running the gym in his garage for 3 years, giving up his spare time to offer boxing coaching for people of all ages from the local community, helping them improve their health and fitness as well as training for competitions.

Following the advert, Quaker’s Oat So Simple’s team will continue to help Irfan make a difference in his local community by providing a new and fully equipped training area.. Quaker’s ‘Make More of Your Morning’ campaign aims to reward those who make more of their mornings, and is calling on people around the country to nominate their local heroes to receive a visit from the Quaker team to thank them for their work. Local heroes can be nominated online at www.facebook.com/quakerthankyou.

David Haye said: “The grass roots work Irfan has been doing at Gallant Boxing Club is making a real difference to the local community and young people in the area. It’s great to see him getting recognition and thanks from the Quaker Oat So Simple campaign. Thanking local hereos who make a difference to local communities is vital to making them feel valued, and motivating them to continue doing their great work. My own coach is a huge inspiration, helping me to become the world champion I am today.’

Hayley Stringfellow, Marketing Director of Quaker said: ‘The Quaker Oat So Simple campaign is designed to recognise and thank those who make more of their mornings by helping their communities. The Oat So Simple Team is touring the country to highlight deserving individuals like Irfan, and we’re encouraging all UK communities to thank their local heroes and tell us all about them at www.facebook.com/quakerthankyou.

Gym owner Irfan Malik said: ‘We couldn’t believe it when David Haye turned up; it was a massive honour to have a World Champion in our gym. We’re incredibly grateful to the Quaker Oat So Simple team for recognising the work we do – recognition and thanks is a great motivator. Now we can’t wait to see the final ad on TV! ”.

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