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Roger’s parachute jump

Roger’s parachute jump

We're so grateful to Roger Merchant who is taking on a tandem parachute jump to raise funds for us. Roger will brave the jump on 4th April, 2020 - the day before his 75th birthday! Roger is doing this in memory of his wife of 49 years, Susan, who sadly passed away six...

New ‘dignity’ gowns for Glenfield Hospital’s Breast Care Centre

New ‘dignity’ gowns for Glenfield Hospital’s Breast Care Centre

Supporters of local cancer charity, Birstall BAGs, have raised funds for 100 new examination gowns for patients at the Glenfield Hospital Breast Care Centre. The £1,900 donation from Birstall BAGs funded the purchase of the gowns – known as ‘dignity gowns’ - which the...

Rachel’s half marathon for BAGs

Rachel’s half marathon for BAGs

Rachel Vickers had been training for the Leicester Half Marathon on 6 October, which she was going to run to raise funds for Birstall BAGs. Unfortunately, due to a flooded route, the Leicester full and half marathons were cancelled. This didn’t stop Rachel though....

Donation from Birstall Cricket Club

Donation from Birstall Cricket Club

We'd like to thank Birstall Cricket Club who have held various events to raise funds for us. The club and its supporters donated £400 to us which will help us to continue supporting local people affected by cancer. A big thank you to everyone involved at the club for...

Generous donation from newlyweds

Generous donation from newlyweds

Birstall BAGs would like to thank Jody and Chris Tinbergen for their generous £330 donation. Long time supporters and good friends of Birstall BAGs, Jody and Chris married recently in Majorca followed by a reception back in the UK. They asked that their guests made a...

BAGs funds new chairs for Leicester Royal Infirmary

BAGs funds new chairs for Leicester Royal Infirmary

This may look like just a chair but it's going to make a big difference to patients on the Osborne Ward at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Thanks to our supporters, Birstall BAGs was able to donate £3,511 to buy four of these recliner chairs for patients having their...