Our Charity.

Our Community.

Birstall BAGs seeks to bring people together to raise funds to support cancer services used by the local community.

The charity also takes every opportunity to raise the profile of cancer particularly with regard to the signs and symptoms recognising that early diagnosis of cancer really can save lives.

Birstall BAGs works with other local charities to provide services that support members of the local community who are living with a diagnosis of cancer. 

Together we are stronger!

How we can help you

Bereavement Support

The Reaching Out group, part of the LOROS Bereavement Support Service, is for anyone who has been bereaved – no matter how long it’s been or what the cause was. The sessions are open to anyone aged 18 or over and offer information, support and the chance to share thoughts and feelings with others who may have similar experiences.

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Mayflower Therapies

A chance to explore coping strategies, share worries and concerns, and learn techniques to relax the mind with the support of qualified and experienced complementary therapist and counsellor in one-to-one sessions funded by Birstall BAGs.

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Prostaid Group

A support group for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s a chance to meet others and share your thoughts and experiences.

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Time Out

Time Out is a regular, drop-in complementary therapy group for anybody affected by cancer – patients, their families and carers.

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How you can help us


Drop some coins (or notes!) in one of our collection tins or contact us to make a donation.


Run a marathon, hold a coffee morning, get your legs waxed, hold a fashion show…there’s lots of ways you can raise funds to support us.


When we can organise events again (!), come and have fun with us, help raise funds and meet the BAGS!

Helping people affected by cancer since 1998

£ Raised

Who are we?

Clare Wells was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. Her determination to encourage all women to be vigilant, to self-examine and access medical care as soon as possible inspired the formation of Birstall BAGs, a local fundraising and social group.

Pictured: Liz, Clare, Emma, Jo and Helen in the year 200 presenting Birstall BAGs’ first cheque donation to Mike Turner, Chairman of Charities at Glenfield Hospital.