Bedford Blues were pleased to present a record breaking cheque of £7,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support at last weekend’s match following yet another fantastic Ladies Day on Saturday 21st October.

The Blues certainly made Ladies Day 2017 a day to remember on the field with a staggering 43-19 win over Ospreys, but the club are equally proud of a cause much bigger than rugby.

Supporters raised the staggering amount for the club’s new Cancer Charity Partner Macmillan through raffles, auctions and collections at the club’s tenth Ladies Day event.

All 22 of the special edition match day jerseys were sold at auction, either via online bids or following the game in the marquee live auction. Local sponsor and auctioneer Russell Beard oversaw proceedings as fans scrambled to get their favourite player’s shirt. Undeniably the most popular shirt was that of Paul Tupai with club, player and match sponsor Dave Murfitt of Fire Safety Services bid an incredible £1,350 for Toops’ jersey.

Macmillan volunteers and Blues supporters managed to make Goldington Road a sea of pink and green for the day and raise the biggest amount of funds to date!

A huge thanks from the club to all sponsors who supported prizes on the day, especially 5th Avenue Hair & Beauty who played a large part in the event.

Bedford Blues Operations Manager, Gareth Alred, commented: “We would like to thank each and every one of our amazing supporters who came down to Goldington Road and made this year’s Ladies Day the best we’ve ever had.

“The marquee was buzzing throughout the day and to raise £7,000 from the event is remarkable and shows the generosity Bedford people have for such a worthy cause. Macmillan Cancer Support were great to work with and next year the target is to surpass this year’s achievement.

Along with Club Director, James Stonor, and Alred handed over the cheque to Macmillan representatives John Pearson and Jessica Zaremba at the game against Munster on Saturday 16th December.

Pearson, Macmillan’s Executive Director of Cancer Support Operations and Blues Season Ticket Holder, said: “We were thrilled to be selected as Bedford Blues’ chosen charity for their tenth annual Ladies Day. The event was a great success which raised awareness and vital funds for people living with cancer in Bedfordshire.

“We managed to raise a staggering amount this year and are incredibly grateful for the generous donations we received - it will ensure we’re able to help more and more people through cancer every year.”

Next Home Match

Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road