Breast Cancer Now supporters Nick and Angus were bowled over by the success of their charity cricket day - read on to find out how it went and discover their top tips for organising a fundraising event.

Thursday 18 February 2016      Guest blog
Breast Match Special: Organising a charity cricket day

Nick and Angus proved that the basics for a successful fundraiser are great supporters, a team activity for all levels and (fingers crossed) some good British weather.

‘Breast Match Special’

The two fundraising gents were wowed by the success of their game in support of Breast Cancer Now at Wandsworth Common, London and called the event Breast Match Special - the perfect homage to BBC Radio 4’s Test Match Special and their chosen charity.

But this wasn’t just your average cricket game, Nick and Angus also incorporated a marvel of sporting auction items into their event, including memorabilia signed by England cricketers Alastair Cook, Michael Atherton and Eoin Morgan.

The event was a fantastic success thanks to the support of Breast Cancer Now, the players, umpires and spectators who turned up to view a comedy of cricketing errors which was played in great spirits. Their hard work and enthusiasm truly paid off, as Nick and Angus raised an incredible £2,000 to support breast cancer research.

Top tips

Nick’s advice on how to organise a fundraising sport event:

  • Start planning early! For example, cricket pitches in London are few and far between so it takes a bit of organisation.
  • Try to balance out the teams to make sure it’s fun for all. We organised a cricket match because we’re keen fans of the sport, but we also wanted an event that would be relaxed, could run all afternoon and could get everyone involved, even some of the spectators. The standard of cricket might not have been first class, but the enthusiasm was first rate.

Get involved

If you’re quick off the wicket and have been inspired to plan a fundraising event around a much-loved hobby like Nick and Angus did, get in touch and order your fundraising pack today, because if we all act now, we believe that by 2050, no one who develops breast cancer will die from it.

Our fundraising packs are full of great advice on running your event and our team is on hand to support you every step of the way.

Request a fundraising pack

We also have lots of lovely new pink promotional materials we can send you so please do get in touch with us on 0333 20 70 300 or email community@breastcancernow.org and let us know what you’ve got planned.