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Contributions to Local Charities
2018 Charities are Baby
Basics and Rubens Retreat -
Total to 07/11/2017 =
B.S.F. Ladies' Rounders League Charity Donations - The total raised from 1983 to 2014 = £122,104.72
In 1983, the B.S.F. Ladies' Rounders League decided to raise money throughout the season to support local charities and in that year, contributed £250 to BABIES IN NEED at the Princess Anne Maternity Unit. At the time, that was thought to be a commendable effort, but the Committee believed that with some effort, the League could do better and from that small beginning they have achieved a record of which they can be justifiably proud.
Each year, at the Annual General Meeting in November, clubs are asked to select a single charity from the list of local applicants, all of whom are given a few minutes to explain their needs and aims .
Throughout the ensuing year, the League Committee organises events such as a Cabaret, Race Night, Sponsored Walk, special matches and raffles. In addition, some clubs organise their own functions to help boost the fund which has provided much-needed funds for worthy causes.
With so many charities needing support, it is difficult to select one each year, but those supported have been relevant to many of the people involved in the League. The list below details the record to date and covers a wide range of recipients. Whilst the aim has always been to support a different charity each year, the list includes a couple of exceptions. Bolton Hospice was supported in 1987 when it was being built, then again in 1999 to help with its running costs. The Special Baby Care Unit was supported in1995 and again in 1996 because the £4000 raised in the first year fell short of the cost of the special equipment which the League had planned to fund.
Applications for consideration should be sent to the League Secretary, with relevant information to support the request.
|2018||Baby Basics and Rubens Retreat|
|2017||£3400.00||North West Air Ambulance (£1700) and Trewan Sands Children's Trust (£1700)|
|2016||£3800.00||Bolton Disability Sports Association (£1900) and Bolton ICD Support Group (£1900)|
|2015||£4400.00||Bolton Dementia Support Group|
|2013||£4,470.00||St Luke's Drop-In|
|2011||£4,700.00||Bolton Mountain Rescue Team|
|2010||£3,820.00||Bolton Smiley Faces|
|2009||£4,260.00||JIGSAW (Joint Initiative Group for Stroke Awareness and Wellbeing - Bolton Area Group)|
|2008||£3,820.00||The Michael Williams Trust|
|2006||£5,280.00||Brain Tumour UK|
|2005||£4,200.00||The Michael Williams Trust|
|2004||£5,607.14||Bolton Meningitis Trust|
|2003||£4,460.00||Westhoughton Area Support Unit for Christie Hospital (Gene Therapy Unit)|
|2001||£4,950.00||Bolton & Bury Childline|
|1996||£3,500.00||Special Baby Care Unit|
|1995||£4,000.00||Special Baby Care Unit|
|1991||£3,000.00||Deaf to Danger|
|1989||£2,800.00||Bolton Ambulance Cardiac Appeal|
|1988||£1,864.00||Samaritans (Bolton Branch)|
|1986||£2,250.00||Arthritis & Rheumatism Research|
|1985||£1,730.00||Bolton Breast Scanner Appeal|
|1983||£250.00||Babies in Need|