Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:10

We are delighted to announce Macmillan Cancer Support as our ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2017/18

Macmillian LogoThe 1st April 2017 not only signals the start of a new funding period for the BDA but also the commencement of our year long partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

The Bowls Development Alliance and Bowls Clubs across England will be taking part in the effort to raise £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are hoping that as many clubs as possible will get involved during this time to host localised fundraising events on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support that will contribute to our target.

We have chosen to hold a fundraising week for Macmillan and we are encouraging all Bowls Clubs to join in and help raise awareness and vital funds for people living with cancer.

The fundraising week will be coinciding with the May Bank Holiday from the 22nd May – 29th May inclusive, and we are giving clubs fundraising packs to support their activity. However, you can run a fundraising event at any time throughout the year.

Jo-Ann Wilson, from Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Bowls Development Alliance’s first charity partner.

“No one should have to face cancer alone and with the support the BDA and Bowls Clubs across England, they won’t have to.

“We would like to thank the BDA for choosing us and we are looking forward to working with them on the fundraising week and throughout the year. We are excited to have them joining the Macmillan Team and wishing them the very best of luck.”

Susan Cooper, Development Director for the Bowls Development Alliance said “The BDA are delighted to be working with Macmillan Cancer Support on this initiative, the funding raised will make such a difference to those living with the effects of cancer and I know the bowlers and bowls clubs across the country will get together to generate as many donations as possible”

The money raised from our partnership will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services including specialist nurses working throughout the NHS, a nurse-run support line and grants for cancer patients with money problems. 

For information on fundraising for Macmillan as a business, group or individual, call 0300 1000 200 or visit http://www.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising

To access support from Macmillan visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00.

If you require a fundraising pack please contact the BDA office via email with your club details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.