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New equipment for Glenfield Hospital respiratory department

New equipment for Glenfield Hospital respiratory department

Supporters of a local cancer charity, Birstall BAGs, have raised funds for a state of the art ultrasound scanner for the respiratory medicine department at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. The £14,500 donation from Birstall BAGs funded an ultrasound scanner that will...

£100,000 and counting

£100,000 and counting

We recently hosted a black-tie ball to kick off our 20th anniversary celebrations and mark £100,000 of fundraising since we began. The evening, which raised £1,490, saw Birstall Golf Club transformed for the glamorous occasion which included a raffle, casino and...

Cedars Academy raises £1,100

Cedars Academy raises £1,100

We're very grateful to everyone involved in the Cedars Academy student dance show held in December 2017. The show was held on two evenings and Liz Darlison and Rachael Boyall both gave talks on the charity, explaining how it started and what we do. You can read more...

Christmas meal raises over £500

Christmas meal raises over £500

Thanks to our team, trustees and ever-generous supporters who joined us for our ladies Christmas meal at The White Horse in Birstall. As well as enjoying a lovely meal, we managed to raise £556 for the charity with a quiz and a game of bingo. Thanks to everyone who...

Richard runs the Leicester Half Marathon for BAGS

Richard runs the Leicester Half Marathon for BAGS

We'd like to say a huge thank you to Richard Sillett who ran the Leicester half marathon to raise money for Birstall BAGS. Richard's wife, Emma, was due to do the run but was injured so Richard stepped in. We're very grateful he did as he managed to raise over £200...

Ladies’ Gift Night success

Ladies’ Gift Night success

We held our Ladies' Gift Night on 17 November at Birstall Social Club and are delighted to say we raised over £1000 thanks to around 200 ladies who came. We had 15 stalls selling a range of unique Christmas gifts and everyone seemed to get into the festive spirit....